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Fighting herd immunity has only prolonged the pandemic...
That and all the lockdowns and such didn't work as advertised. We would have been better off in the long run, social distancing and other precautions, with out killing the economy. Outcome would have been the same or less than where it went.Latest COVID spike isn't swamping NYC hospitals like before; another 22,000 test positive in state

Soaring COVID-19 case numbers, long testing lines and event cancellations might feel a bit like déjà vu, but so far New York City hospitals aren’t seeing a repeat of the surges that swamped emergency rooms early in the pandemic.
https://bronx.news12.com/latest-cov...-before-another-22-000-test-positive-in-state
 
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Kev3188

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Right in the middle.
Disagree on herd immunity- that smacks of fatalism, and that's not what we do in America.

We have the benefit of hindsight, but these lock downs were an opportunity to invest/upgrade HVAC systems across the country. And basically a missed one at that. We also dithered around and left a lot of "scaling" opportunities on the table mostly because the admin at the time refused to acknowledge the severity of the disease. Instead of using DPA to produce millions of masks/rapid tests, we built ventilators and sent them to countries that didn't ask for them.

That total lack of competence from the Trump administration led to the rise of zeroism as a health policy. Tbh, it's not much better. We don't use that for driving or any other policy, tbh. We set a goal of zero and add layers of safety to mitigate risk. The advocates of zeroism usually have the luxury of choice. It's easy to call for lock downs and closed schools if you work from home and can afford a tutor and Instacart. Not so much if you're working at an Amazon warehouse....or in aviation...
 

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Disagree on herd immunity- that smacks of fatalism, and that's not what we do in America.

We have the benefit of hindsight, but these lock downs were an opportunity to invest/upgrade HVAC systems across the country. And basically a missed one at that. We also dithered around and left a lot of "scaling" opportunities on the table mostly because the admin at the time refused to acknowledge the severity of the disease. Instead of using DPA to produce millions of masks/rapid tests, we built ventilators and sent them to countries that didn't ask for them.

That total lack of competence from the Trump administration led to the rise of zeroism as a health policy. Tbh, it's not much better. We don't use that for driving or any other policy, tbh. We set a goal of zero and add layers of safety to mitigate risk. The advocates of zeroism usually have the luxury of choice. It's easy to call for lock downs and closed schools if you work from home and can afford a tutor and Instacart. Not so much if you're working at an Amazon warehouse....or in aviation...
An administration is only as good as its advisors.
 

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I remember reading about this early on during Warp Speed. Looks like a better way to beat the virus, and several like it.

US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say​


Within weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research expect to announce that they have developed a vaccine that is effective against COVID-19 and all its variants, even Omicron, as well as previous SARS-origin viruses that have killed millions of people worldwide.

https://www.defenseone.com/technolo...ctive-against-all-covid-sars-variants/360089/
 

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