People are having a flurry of jokes calling the omicron variant the latest “Omarion” variation after the big-name R&B singer rose to prominence this year thanks to his old videos going viral.
Omarion, whose real name is Omari Ishmael Grandberry, is the unintentional face of the new Covid-19 variant, and he’s doing it favorably.
What are people joking about the “Omarion” variant?
Many people are turning to social media to shed light on the latest contagious variant.
“Yesterday I had a lifter. Omarion ruined my life once (when he broke up with B2K), I won’t let him do it again,” joke Netflix writer Sylvia Obell.
“How does this #Omarion line move through the streets,” joke another Twitter user while posting an Omarion dance gif.
“COVID in my body RN #omarion,” joke different from another gif of Omarion.
Another person tweeted with an Omarion dance gif.
Reference to B2k Pandemonium, another person joke “omarion predicted it.”
“If COVID is Omarion then the common cold is Lil Fizz?” Written again.
How did Omarion handle jokes?
The R&B singer had fun reading all these jokes about his likeness to variation.
In an interview with Yahoo!, he joked that a laugh is what everyone needs during this time.
“I can’t help but appreciate everyone’s creativity,” he said of the meme.
“We all need some laughs during this time of what could be a dark pandemic. While we laugh, stay safe and stay healthy.”
Where is the Omicron variant?
The Covid-19 variant has rapidly spread around the world and in various states in the US.
A new analysis shows that Omicron is now the dominant variant among new coronavirus cases in the UK.
However, there are still significant differences in the estimated Omicron levels for different regions.
Around 54.2% of samples of new coronavirus cases across the UK with sampling dates of 14 and 15 December were found to have an S gene target error (SGTF) – a way to detect a likely presence occurrence of Omicron.
Most of the Omicron samples that have been sequenced in the lab were found to have a small but recognizable difference from other Covid-19 variants such as Delta.
This difference – the deletion in the S gene – shows up in some PCR tests in the lab and can be used as a way of estimating the spread of Omicrons.
Figures released by the UK Health Security Agency also show that 80.8% of the sample of detectable cases in London between 14 and 15 December were classified as SGTF, along with 62, 0% in eastern England and 55.9% in south-eastern England.
North West England (52.6%) and the East Midlands (51.0%) are also above 50%.
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