Quite so

Humanity will have to live with the threat of coronavirus “for the foreseeable future” and adapt accordingly because there is no guarantee that a vaccine can be successfully developed, one of the world’s leading experts on the disease has warned.

Given what happens with other coronaviruses – some colds, ‘flu perhaps etc – we’ll likely end up with something that helps but not something that protects 100%.

Given what happens with the others we will indeed carry on with yet another thing that culls from the fringes of the herd…..

11 thoughts on “Quite so”

  1. It is – the motivation of him and others like him to control every aspect of people’s lives and destroy those who oppose them. Nothing motivates more than a desire for total power over others.

  2. The Meissen Bison

    It is – it’s about innoculating the population against motivation to think or act independently.

  3. I thought it looked like the start of a Michael Jackson dance routine. Something out of Thriller perhaps. Shuffling along, music builds, then MOONWALK!!!!

  4. Why bother with a vaccine for a virus which leaves 99%+ of the population asymptomatic or untroubled and is only fatal in those in the section of the population where strep, staph, pneumococcus bacteria and other viruses are also fatal – fatalities not prevented by anti-biotics and selective vaccines?

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    John.

    Who’s saying 99% of population untroubled or asymptomatic?

    Anyway, same as normal flu, for vulnerable people and key workers who you don’t want to risk being highly symptomatic.

    And a quick update on my brother: Just over 3 weeks after his 8 days on a ventilator in ICU he and a number of similar patients are still shuffling around using zimmer frames. The long term prognosis isn’t good because of the damage the tubes do after so long.

    For those at the thick end of being symptomatic it really is debilitating.

  6. Vaccine is good for medical people who have to deal with patients. Or old folks in a home when the virus is discovered there.

    The public needs treatments. It appears hydroxychloroquine is not a cure, but it reduces symptoms for some people, perhaps saving lives. Establishment doctors fret that it causes heart problems. Sounds like sour grapes.

    Remdesivir is showing promise as a cure. There are many other drugs under investigation.

    We need effective treatment, to make getting CV-19 no big deal.

  7. “Establishment doctors fret that it causes heart problems.” It has in the past; why should it stop doing so for COVID-19 patients?

    It sounds to me like a treatment that’s better than catching malaria but not necessarily better than spending a few more days with the symptoms of COVID-19.

  8. On the one hand, WuFlu the SuperFlu, propagating the Great Worldwide Panic of 2020 but soon to be an obscure blip in mortality tables.
    OTOH, the return of the Old Mans Friend, dodging every vaccine like the Common Cold, a long term demographic change as our expectations of ever increasing life expectancy come to an end.

  9. ‘“Establishment doctors fret that it causes heart problems.” It has in the past; why should it stop doing so for COVID-19 patients?’

    ‘The FDA approved hydroxychloroquine in April, 1955.’

    ‘Mazin’ that heart problems are now important.

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