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Thread #167504   Message #4123421
Posted By: steve_harris
18-Oct-21 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
"This should be a heads-up to those who think vaccine is enough - it isn't. We still need the whole protocol of continuing to social distance and #WearTheDamnMask!"

An argument I've heard (in UK) goes like this:
1. Now we have Delta, everyone is going to encounter the virus real soon now.
2. So, getting vaxed is a great idea as it reduces death/hospitalization as well as some infection and transmission.
3. Other mitigations slow the spread and might delay encountering the virus. But it will knock on your door eventually
4. One possible argument for other mitigations is that they help to "flatten the curve" and reduce peak demand for healthcare. But a flatter curve still has the same number of people under it - the whole thing just takes longer
5. Your best time for your inevitable first encounter with the virus is when your immunity is highest. For many people, that's a few weeks after their 2nd vax. I know someone cautious who is waiting for their third "booster" dose before going to Folk Club