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Covid ... Will It Ever Go?

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smurfchops | 12:33 Tue 19th Jan 2021 | Body & Soul
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So when we go into lockdown the cases gradually come down. But as soon as we go back to “normal” surely the cases will rise again due to so many Covidiots... people swanning off abroad, not wearing masks, etc. Or am I wrong? I just can’t see us ever being clear of this. Not everyone will be vaccinated. It’s not 100% anyway, and people coming from abroad etc. Sorry to appear so negative.

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It will be something we have to live with, along with new pathogens coming along.
My daughter seems to think it will always be here in some variant or other just like the flu, and that just like the flu, we will be offered a vaccine for it and some people will have the vaccine and some won't. In time (although probably not in my lifetime ) cases will slow down and probably stop altogether in some countries.
All of the stuff I've read and heard from generally reliable sources (such as WHO officials, professors of epidemiology, etc) seems to suggest that Covid-19 will never be eradicated and it's not even the intention to try to eradicate it.

The aim is simply to bring it down to the same level as seasonal flu, where those most at risk receive regular vaccinations but, even so, several thousand people will still die from it (or from complications caused by it) every year in this country. [Last winter about 15,000 people died from flu infections in the UK].

So it seems that Covid-19 will most definitely NOT go away altogether.
we'll have to live with it but I think once we are all vaccinated it'll be a bit like flu is now.
And just to add to the pot, the vaccines that are being given at the moment, we don't even know if they are will work against the new variants, the manufactures and our own top brass say... they should? but should is not will. They were claiming to have testing complete against the new variants done two / three weeks ago, as yet nothing reported that I know of??
every silver lining has a cloud eh TC?
This is an interesting article (To all the anti BBCers, it's the opinions of different people not their own take on it):
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201109-coronavirus-how-cities-travel-and-family-life-will-change
I'm intrigued...when we get back to normal and people are cleared to travel, why would they be "Covidiots" for doing so?
I think we've established that there will never be a return to the way of life we had (well, not in any of our life-times). Travel will open up but countries will be wary of accepting anyone without some sort of certification and a recent one at that. The penny is slowly dropping with people and governments regarding the severity of the problem re transmission rates /mutations.
Don’t forget all the people who have already had it are pretty unlikely to get it again, as few reinfections have been recorded. So combined with vaccination, this should help control the spread.
TTT 13.10 Optimism Disappoints. Pessimism Surprises. Facts for truth and seriousness, fiction for fun or fools.
'all the people who have already had it are pretty unlikely to get it again,'

That is not yet proven. And then there's the variants to factor in.
I found that article published by ZM really interesting as the views were almost all about cities and conturbations. Its quite a common thing.....I have seen it before when transport is discussed.
sory conurbations
I didn't publish it, Woof, I merely gave a link ;-)
i know ZM, I wasn't complaining, just commenting.
I know, woof, I was trying to be humourous, hence the wink. I'm glad you found it interesting, as did I.
yes.....I suppose its natural but the "after Covid" ideas were quite tightly limited to their own fields of interest.
I suppose they had to be really. Maybe 50% of their predictions will come to fruition as the twists and turns of the Pandemic play out. I'm really starting to miss a social life as we were out somewhere with friends virtually every weekend.
How did Spanish flu and swine flu die out? I'm well aware that covid19 isn't a flu virus but would it not follow the same pattern? Both of these had waves too.

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