A health publication in the Washington DC area today published an interesting article on the ending of COVID with insights that might be useful for the rest of the country. The question keeps coming up, — When will COVID end? and, the answer might startle many people.
According to the article, the short answer is more of a question: What does “end” mean? The fact is that to eradicate any virus from society requires comprehensive and all-inclusive vaccination of the whole population. As everyone knows, this is very unlikely, with all those who refuse the vaccine.
So, the article goes on to say, eradicating COVID versus ending the major effects of COVID are two different things in the minds of most people.
The article speculates that data would help, but even with the publication’s trained researchers they have found it virtually impossible to know the facts from looking online. This may be the most important problem and obstacle to calling an end to COVID.
For example, twice as many people died from heart disease as COVID last year and more people died from cancer than COVID. You can say from that data that the fight against heart disease and cancer hasn’t ended, but there are still deaths. Life goes on, and people are going to die. You could say the same about COVID.
Everyone likes to compare COVID and the flu. Even though 53,000 people died from the flu last year, the fight against the flu doesn’t end. Life goes on even though people die.
So, when will COVID end? The article says probably never, but goes on to say that the better question is: When will the dramatic effects of COVID on society end? There are many factions pulling the answer to that question in so many different directions it may not be possible to know anything relative to the answer.
The death toll is still enormous (almost 2,000 per day) 98% among unvaccinated people. That’s a lot, and considering there are around 100 million unvaccinated people in this country who haven’t gained natural immunity from surviving the virus, this number is not likely to decrease much in the coming months.
The article asks again, when will COVID end? And concludes that it will end when people decide to get vaccinated. It is very unclear why there isn’t a federal mandate for everyone to get vaccinated. Congress could pass a law today and the President could sign it, and it would probably go through quickly. No one knows why this hasn’t happened.
When will COVID end? If every single eligible person got vaccinated today, then COVID would end quickly. That’s when COVID will end.
To read the full report, “When Will COVID End?,” visit yourhealthmagazine.net.
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