posted on Jan, 14 2021 @ 06:43 PM
originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Worst case scenario is that it keeps on mutating and becoming more and more lethal...even with these "Hail Mary" vaccines they are rolling out... Game
If this were a Flu pandemic, we'd expect its second Summer to lead to weaker mutations and an 'acceptable number of deaths' per annum, just as the
Spanish Flu mutated downwards in the Summer of 1919, some 15 to 16 months after Patient Zero kickstarted the pandemic in Kansas, USA.
Except it's not a flu. Not a cold. It's a #ing bast#rd. While a flu will instinctively weaken so as not to kill its host, Covid is a comparatively
mysterious beast, which we HOPE the vaccination will tame, even though it cannot guarantee no re-infections and non-transmission thereof after
So long as the vaccine weakens a victim's symptoms to prevent hospital treatment - the entire point of lockdowns and social distancing - then we
should be fine, although the vaccinated will still need to follow distancing rules until the majority of the population is judged to have attained
herd immunity (usually around 70%).
If the vaccinated STILL need such treatment, then we are royally #d. Spanish Flu could kill a person within 24-72 hours; prolonged hospitalisation
with Covid despite no subsequent death, is a horrific prospect for all healthcare systems if that worst case scenario for vaccination does pan out.
So fingers crossed, guys; we'll find out soon enough now that the vaccine has a world stage of millions to play with, rather than just thousands of
Have a pint. We'll need it.
edit on 14-1-2021 by ConfusedBrit because: (no reason given)