Yesterday, it was reported that Dee Snyder (Twisted Sister frontman) and several of his family members contracted Covid despite being fully vaccinated.* They suspect their exposure probably occurred at a trip to one of the Disney parks, where they allege- despite posted signs indicating the park was operating within CDC & local protocols- no protocol enforcement actually occurred.
They didn’t have any glaring signs of exposure, just a long-lasting “crud” that led Dee to get tested, just in case.
So I suspect that most of the people in the MA case had similarly mild symptoms, and the ones who got hospitalized DID have comorbidities, or at least, other risk factors not mentioned.
Which goes with other reports ive seen saying, essentially, Delta is more contagious (more likely to infect someone), but apparently not more dangerous (to the individuals infected).
* I’d link a story, but Dee does like to drop his F-bombs…
Some virologists and epidemiologists believe I t’s highly possible Covid will become endemic- as in, something we’ll have to deal with every year from now on, like colds and influenza.
The real question is HOW we will deal with it. By that, I mean what measures will be required and how seriously the population takes Covid itself. Too many years like 2020 & 21, and…well…it could get ugly.
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Do "most" people get vaccinations against influenza in the US? Last stats I saw for Germany are that less than 30% take the offered vaccination against influenza each seasonwith most people getting vaccinations. (Some of which are less effective than the ones we have for C19.)
Corona-19 is now subject to natural selection.
It never stopped being subject to natural selection.
Note that as long as we are significantly mucking about in the spread of the virus, either with vaccines or our own behaviors, that selection isn't entirely "natural".
And, even with the short generations times of the virus, evolution isn't a matter of years - it is decades to centuries. Evolution is something you see and recognize only in retrospective.
That's impressive. People in Germany just seem to not care. Admittely I never got mine until it was offered at work. Just once a year knock on a door I pass by daily anyway. If I had to make an extra appointment at my doctor and go there in my free time, I wouldn't bother to get it tooIn 2018-2019, @63% of kids and 45% of adults got their flu vaccines in the USA.