With the fatality rate of COVID and the serious permanent injuries it leaves behind, herd immunity was never a serious consideration.
Containment until there is an effective treatment or vaccine is the only course of action. Economic cost is a far distant secondary issue.
The good news is that it is young idiots who are much less likely to die. But just as capable of spreading to their granny or their neighbours in the grocery store.US death rate at new lows. Something is happening and not many people are discussing it. The media is so focused on the spread of the virus. Why not some good news?
Not sure how that would square with it not becoming widespread until a year later.Interesting article about the possibility of COVID 19 being in Spain in March 2019. This would explain why there were 2 genetic variants fairly early in the outbreak. But more needs to be studied.
Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows
If we are allowing people to drink on patios I don't know if we should be shaming people for buying carrots.Yesterday we did an Express Pickup at our local PC Superstore. While waiting for them to bring out our order, I was watching the people going in and out of the store. Very few were wearing a mask, couples were going in together or even with children and I saw several come out with only 1 or 2 items. One guy came out with a single bag of carrots.
My concern is that people are going back to their same old habits as if the virus no longer existed and that may well lead to more outbreaks. We need government at all levels to go back to STRONG messages about continuing to take all the same precautions.
Like I said there would need to be more research into it. It could be that there were traces of virus that are similar to COVID that they found.Not sure how that would square with it not becoming widespread until a year later.