Wow, you finally get it. Hopefully you'll now transition from short term doom to the practical implications for the long term.Herainestold wrote: ↑Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:13 pmSo basically what we are going to see is a series of waves above a high baseline. It should diminish once everybody has either been vaccinated or infected. It will never disappear entirely as the virus is perfectly capable of infecting the vaccinated and reinfecting the previously infected. We need to get used to the idea that our hospitals are going to see permanent high numbers of Covid patients, and it will kill a certain number of people every year, just like cancers, heart attacks, strokes etc.
The Covid twitteratti are failing to get this. They are clinging to the world of 2019, for example expecting the pressure on the NHS to somehow revert to 2019 levels. Or death rates / life expectancy to revert. It's disappointing to hear previously sensibly people now wreck their reputations by failing to appreciate the transition to endemic Covid.
The correct way to look at this is to accept there's been a global pandemic with a novel virus that is here to stay and 2019 is gone for ever. We need to accept the long term implications of Covid circulating for a decade or more. Healthcare will need more resources, permanently. Death rates for the vulnerable will be higher, permanently. We're all going to catch it and maybe end up with protection from half a dozen sources - the original two vaccines, a couple of boosters, a couple of infections.