sorry I did not mean to spread anti-vax rhetoric....For the younger ones here is a link to some information on the Thalidomide scandal, better known in Germany and Europe under the product name Contergan.
For me an eternal warning example of what tragedies can happen when the pharmaceutical industry and the responsible governmental control authorities fail dramatically!
I have been vaccinated twice with Biontech.
I'm not sure if you are in the U.S., but seeing as we do not have universal healthcare, I am waiting for full FDA approval. Once that is complete, insurance companies will be able to deny coverage to unvaccinated people who end up in the hospital with covid. At that point, people can be "free" to do as they please. These discussions will end quickly. Money talks. This would be one of the rare instances where capitalism actually would work towards my interests.I wonder how long it will be before more draconian measures are taken against those of us that don't subscribe to this vaccine narrative.
No, it' wouldn't be far fetched if vaccination were successful. As more people become vaccinated or recover from infection (or die), and you approach herd immunity, R becomes less than 1, and fewer and fewer people become infected to spread the disease (there are still infections, but diminishing incidence).. The problem is those who refuse vaccination will not give us enough immunity to keep it from spreading. The more infections, the more it replicates, and the more chance for new mutants, not only that make it more contagious, but most likely at some point more lethal, and less responsive to vaccination, prior infection, and treatment.so this idea that because you have been vaccinated life can start returning to more or less normal is far fetched wishfull thinking , lets face it was just a hunk of bait to get people across the vax line .
Yup. The aim is to force it from being pandemic to being endemic ('out-of-control spread' versusThe more infections, the more it replicates, and the more chance for new mutants [...]
I have read several books on the topic of persuasion (mostly for self defense). There is an open tug of war going on to control public sentiment.
I will be hard for a kid growing up today to not get programmed and influenced.
Are you trying to control and influence the public sentiment of this forum?For a canary in the coal mine warning look at how the communist regime in China is managing public sentiment. We are not remotely like communist China but it is useful to learn the game and tools (incentives) they are using to manipulate their citizens.
Same institutions that promote this position have no problem using products based on the torture, killing, or abortion of animal life.I would much rather die from this or some other disease than base my morality on using products based on the abortion of a human life.
Herding cats on the internet is a poor use of time.Are you trying to control and influence the public sentiment of this forum?
Still I am hoping that at some point the virus mutates to being highly contagious but causing less or little problems to the host.
BUT, if a virus kills the host too quickly it doesn't spread very well in the cemetery. There is a strategy in warfare where it is more valuable to wound opponents than kill them, because a wounded soldier ties up multiple other soldiers to care for them. I don't know if there is a parallel in infectious disease spread.The chief factor that allows a variant to become "successful" is that it can spread more rapidly than other versions of the virus. There's not necessarily an evolutionary trend toward being less problematic to the host. A good example I saw given was smallpox: it was pretty much just as unpleasant when it was eradicated as it was thousands of years before.