I thought herd immunity was not possible? Wont this virus just keep on mutating until the end of time? Cat's out the bag type of thing?
Will be interesting to see how much they can decrease ifr. Because shit, if 20-30% of people get infected each year that's gonna create some real burden even it becomes flu severity. Elderly/vulnerable don't necessarily do all that well with the flu either! And with 2-3x more people catching covid per year that's gonna be an issue. Wonder if we're past the peak life expectancy era for humans.
I agree tho. Early detection and treatment will be important I think once we have all the tools available.
Plus the whole long covid thing I think should eventually improve with boosting/treatments/multiple exposures. But that's another thing that may cause issues and further deaths/health complications down the road.
Wonder if we're past the peak life expectancy era for humans.
yeah but I'm not convinced we actually make all/many of the changes that we ought to.I have a bit of a different take on this tbh.
Covid is pushing us to make a bunch of societal changes that have been a bit of an anchor on life expectency. More emphasis on mental health, better work/life balance, less driving, better indoor air quality, more fucks given about protecting yourself from airborn illnesses, etc.
The real issue is the insistance on using the path of least resistance. Politicians love those and they're rarely the right way to go.yeah but I'm not convinced we actually make all/many of the changes that we ought to.
case in point: conservative government's management of covid...