A Serious Question About COVID

Very serious question here.

Given that:

(a) We are all probably going to get Covid anyway (see this link)

(b) The vaccines are so effective that they make a case of Covid (especially omicron) much like just having a cold;

(c) Those who are old enough to get this free vaccine, but have decided not to, are very obstinate in not facing facts, and are unlikely to be persuaded otherwise;

(d) Very young kids (none of whom can be vaccinated yet) who get Covid (particularly Omicron) have exceedingly low rates of hospitalizations and deaths (see this link)

THEN,

Why don’t we who ARE vaccinated just remove all of our masks **NOW** and go about our business as usual?

In fact, why don’t we have Covid parties so we can get it all over with?

Colds aren’t fun, but they seldom kill.

And then the unvaccinated adult fools can simply *go to hell* when they catch it, get seriously sick, and die.

Your thoughts?

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  1. I’ve said the same thing.

    Encourage the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers to gather in crowded rooms with poor ventilation and have wild parties.

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    • But why do the anti-vaxxers get to all have the fun? We (the sane ones) got the shots. We are just about guaranteed to NOT have bad symptoms. Why do WE have to stay in our rooms and not go out any more? I’m sick of the shutdown!
      I’m also sick of the anti-vaxxers. They are idiots. Let them suffer the consequences of their idiocy.
      Meanwhile, let us ALL get rid of our masks!

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  2. Well, I am 75 years old, and have asthma. If I get even a mild respiratory disease I am probably headed for the hospital.

    And, “Long COVID” seems to be involved in 10-20% of all cases and we don’t know a whole lot about it (it can be asymptomatic, or you can get fatigued by going to the bathroom, or . . . ). My partner’s brother got long COVID 18 moths ago and still isn’t anywhere near 100%. And we don’t know what happens when someone with long COVID gets another variant of the disease.

    In short, I intend on being prudent. If that curtails a few activities I might have otherwise enjoyed, well I have always been somewhat of a homebody so I will be okay.

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  3. There are at least 10 million people in the USA alone who have a reduced immune response, even with having received the vaccine and booster, etc. including cancer patients.

    I, for one, don’t want to be responsible for killing even ONE other individual. Therefore, I will continue to wear my mask, socially distance, wash hands, avoid indoor gatherings, not eat out, etc.

    My own parents, both in their eighties, are extremely prone to illness. I rarely see them so I don’t kill them.

    I hope to God that you are just trolling, GFBrandenburg.

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    • Not trolling, serious inquiry.
      I take immunosuppressants myself.
      It may be best to wait for a while before taking off masks, but we can’t live like this forever.
      The right wingers have been out there, face to face, maskless, unvaccinated, many of them trying to organize a fascist theocracy. Do they see their COVID death and hospitalization rates as the price one must pay if one is going to ‘own the libs’? I don’t know, but it sort of looks that way.
      I think sane people need to go out as well.
      When do we go back to life as normal?
      There is risk in everything.
      How much is too much?

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      • I don’t think anyone plans on doing this forever. Until the worst is over, perhaps 6-9 more months? Unless there’s another, deadlier variant, which thanks to unmasked and unvaxxed people is a real possibility at this point. This especially because there are so many unvaccinated people worldwide, through no fault of their own. I personally can deal with at least another year or two more of mask-wearing and social distancing, as I am not a social butterfly by nature. I am a teacher, though, of beginner English language learners. Wearing a mask definitely gets in the way of my teaching, and my learners learning, successfully. Nevertheless, I refuse to participate in activities that put others and myself at risk. I won’t be that selfish.

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