This is a traveller from South Africa who stopped over in Ethiopia and Frankfurt before arriving in Palma.
The tests carried out in Germany were negative, but on landing at Palma airport he underwent a new test that led to suspicions of a new case of Omicron infection. The information was sent to the Son Espases Microbiology Laboratory.
The patient is a 31-year-old man who was travelling alone and does not live in the Balearics.
Apparently, he is a professional sailor who was on his way to Palma to pick up a boat. As he was not a resident of the Islands, he was transferred to the COVID hotel.
The first case detected on Wednesday was a traveller who was vaccinated and tested positive for the omicron strain. The person has no symptoms of the disease, but must remain in quarantine for ten days. Her partner has no symptoms and has tested negative.
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@Mark - hahaha, hey - 100000% on the climate! Maybe we will meet once again on a comment thread here once that becomes the focus topic of all the articles (which I hope is soon..because time seems to be running out on that topic) :)
Hey Jerry, cool post. I appreciate your view on things as much too. Of course, in the end no one has the answer, that is quite clear by now. But, it is more the way the virus is now mutating that is the big worry. It seems corona in whatever form or shape is here to stay for a while. It is also true that in the end, they are not that interested in it all, except that they have lots of investments in pharma. Their biggest challenge to anticipate seems to be 2050 and the climate. But that is a different subject.
@Mark - with all due respect (and I know in text tone doesnt translate, but I genuinely mean this and not meaning to be rude!), I have friends in this industry as well and unfortunately can't take anything they say to be impartial. They have even admitted to me that there is no interest for them for this to just go away, the more tests and vaccine centers they can setup the more of a money grab. Delta too was being transmitted in animals.. in the case of the vaccine, I really wish that had worked but at this point we need a new playbook. We are fortunate enough now to have real data of how that played out, and they just aren't working even for the countries that had all (or most) play along - Gibraltar, Ireland and Portugal are the examples that I can point to for that. Mandates didn't work, lock-downs didn't work, travel bans didn't work and now the data supports that our current arsenal of vaccine doesn't work. In closing - it's clear everyone has passionate opinions on here and I hope we can treat each other with respect even with differing points of view so that we CAN come up with a playbook that is actually functional and doesnt rip us all apart. Peace & Love :)
Well, I got bad news for all. One of my clients, who is partner in one of the biggest investment firms in the world and who have a 50 people specialist team on all this, as they have 30+ trilion USD invested told me the new strains maybe not aggressive yet, but are now evolving in a much more uncontrolled way: via animals. Yes, the virus (apparently) came to us from animal, but then stayed with mainly with humans. Problem is, humans have infected various animals too by now (I remember recently reading various Zoo's had to quarantine all sorts of animals with Covid). The problem is, humans can be vaccinated, they have an address, their movements can be more or less tracked etc. Animals in the wild, we have zero control on. And this is the problem. Anyway, you probably don't believe this. But one day you may remember this post.
@James. You sure as sound like Thomas the Tank to me mate.
@Peter. I certainly don't get it from the mainstream media propaganda outlet, proped up by the State. Is it so hard for you to think another way or are you so far down the brainwashed train track there is no turning back?
Oh good God James just where do you get your information from. They are trying to slow to infection rate. I do so hope you will grow up one day.
Amazing attitude Jerry but good news doe sn't sell paper and the media live of the fear. I would say the media are really and truly the enemy of the people. It's to create perpetual fear and control. The problem is the compliance of the people. You know somethings not right when there starting to talk about injecting 5-11 year olds. It's the only way to create the social credit score system and there pushing harder than ever. They will win if we don't push back
Jerry, if it's good news rest assured they won't tell us.
How are the first cases discovered holding up? It sounds like this is a blessing in disguise so far that almost no huge symptoms and could kill off the delta. I think we should start being more positive about it