I didn’t keep up with all the covid threads in oldEB and EBlite, I just thought too many extreme and unreasonable positions of “safety” and “caution”…bah… had no time for that. My central position has been that my (and societal) safety and security depends upon not just avoiding disease but being able to work to buy goods and services. Poverty equals increase in crime. Desperate people do desperate things.
The mood I’m reading here (and something I’ve thought all along) is that at some point, we need to open up again and get to a new normal, whatever that looks llike. My closest friends work in the aged care sector and they report that most old people they work with don’t want to lock themselves up indefinitely. Sure, they want to know the real risk, but they want to decide whether they chance it or not. My parents, who have turbulent medical history are fed up of being locked up. My cousins in Northern Italy are Totally.Over.It. This is all anecdotal and irrelevant I know, but what I’m saying I think is, humans don’t want to be locked up for long, and in mum’s words “.. there will be a revolution ..”
I don’t want people to die and if covid strikes my family and friends, the grim reaper will do a bit of reaping, but humanity is blessed we can now access vaccines that are largely helpful. I can’t see a way out of never-ending lockdowns unless we mass vaccinate .