posted on Dec, 16 2020 @ 06:32 AM
a reply to: Flesh699
You’re right that the death rate is currently low, we got very lucky. Groups are taking advantage of it and that is unfortunate. I can tell you that
at least at the scientist and researcher level, we are not. Plus, there is still the fact that 3,000 additional people are dying each day. It may not
seem like much unless it impacts you directly.
If this were a strain of Influenza A (Avian Flu) that they were worried about, we could easily add a 0 to that number. This strain, or strains rather,
could still mutate to increase affinity for humans and increase severity of symptoms. With public health not being the best and not many people in
peak physical shape, healthcare overload is still a very real possibility after the holidays.
We still have three likely scenarios that may play out.
The vaccine will work and most of the strains will be controlled as herd immunity is generated with the resistant strains or more severe strains
remaining focused on vulnerable population groups. If another disease is circulating that will also begin to appear.
The vaccine will not work and we will have to deal with the aftermath, whatever that may be, and we continue in the current situation with increased
probability of a severe strain occurring and healthcare overload resulting in many deaths both related and not related to Covid.
The vaccine does not matter and we reach a natural herd immunity because of asymptomatic spread and vulnerable population groups will be better
protected. Still, the powers that be will claim that the vaccine saved the day and the world from this dangerous virus and use that to their
Like everything in research, it will probably be a combination of factors. We do have a significant amount of real world and valuable data about
modern day spread from this and the swine flu, plus an accidental release from a couple decades ago. So when a nasty Disease X appears, hopefully we
can better protect people.