- Oct 1, 2020
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- Midwest US
Hold the phone Mac1958- let me stop you at the part of your suggestion that “only a vaccine can create herd immunity” and that is not correct.I'm going to hope that we can stay on topic here. There are already more than enough threads on vaccine efficacy.
It's becoming more and more clear that we're not going to get enough people vaccinated to create a "herd immunity", or whatever the hell we were hoping for. Those who are against this -- whatever their reasons -- appear to have won. Their individual "freedom" and their "liberty" remain intact, and the rest will be able to avoid it for whatever reason it is that scares them.
All that excitement about getting the vaccines available is over. Wasted.
So let's get real: Now that we have decided the virus and its future variants and mutations aren't going away, how do you think this plays out in terms of public health? In terms of how it affects the economy?
What's next? How do you see this playing out?
Had there not been a deliberate attempt last year to slow down the virus, as we heard “to flatten the curve to save the hospitals” who were not stocked/ prepared, we could’ve possibly reached herd immunity months ago. That was not to be since the vaccine makers and the current administration back them fully to rush out to make vaccines, and in doing so skipped giving any information about home health care- acquiring a ventilator for home use if a family were to need one, etc. none of that information was given although it is a major component of a standard pandemic response plan.
Hey, maybe you can help me out here….do you know why any government, not just the United States, but why would a government not help its citizens fully to respond in the best way to a pandemic?