What can be tolerated?
The Covid scare is far from over, with Professor Plank predicting a new wave to start later in winter. The experts are also worried about higher incidence of “long Covid”, whatever that actually is.
Professor Plank estimates that close to 3 million people have been infected with Covid in this country and the rise of cases later in winter will likely be because immunity (natural or from vaccines) will be wearing off by then. Reading between the lines, “the experts” are saying to keep up the preventative measures and you will avoid it for as long as possible. So is it misinformation if one reads that to mean that even with taking all possible measures, we will all get it or have had it by some time in the not too distant future?
If we keep getting more waves of infection, just how long will the present measures be enough? And if more dangerous variants arrive, and we don’t have a specific new vaccine that proves to have a high and lasting efficacy, will the economy and the people tolerate repeated falling back into mandates and lockdowns? What say you, Lara?