Good Trend

COVID is endemic, folks. Everybody is going to catch it or already did. One can take Pfizer and Moderna therapeutics to lessen the severity of the potential symptoms once one catches it. Or one can rely on one’s immune system to fight it and develop natural immunity.

It makes quite a bit of sense for at-risk people – the elderly, the overweight, the immunocompromised – to take the therapeutic. I personally still wouldn’t because I’m very cautious with medications and have taken only about 5% of all prescriptions I’ve been given in my life.

For now, the situation in the US is actually quite good. In spite of the wave of infections in the Sunbelt and the looming wave in the Northeast, deaths are down. The therapeutic (aka “COVID vaccine”) is working! Serious cases are down, even if hospitalizations are trending upwards in some places. Unfortunately, countries that vaccinated earlier and more aggressively demonstrate that the therapeutic’s effectiveness wanes in 4-6 months. The at-risk people will have to take booster shots. But the risk of serious illness or death for them is much lower than before the “vaccine.” (Of course, the numbers are skewed by the fact that people who were the most likely to die of COVID already did but still, the trend holds). Yay! Great! The only reason we are not celebrating is because we have been duped into believing that this virus can be eliminated. It can’t.

The recipe now remains the same as always – lose weight, take vitamin D, go outside, exercise outside in fresh air. And in the meantime, if you are at risk, totally consider the therapeutic. If you are vaccinated and you catch it, please remember that this doesn’t mean the vaccine doesn’t work. It’s working as intended by dramatically lessening the severity of your symptoms. Again, that’s good news.

There’s a lot of unnecessary hysteria going around when the situation is actually good. Unless you have completely unrealistic expectations of what is possible to achieve – zero infections, zero sickness, zero deaths – you should be content with where things are going in terms of the actual disease.

Where the reaction to the disease is going is a different story.

7 thoughts on “Good Trend

    1. I’m sure that COVID will be nothing special completely on its own, without any human effort, within two decades, let alone two centuries. The question is, how much destruction we will wreak trying to speed that up ineptly in the meantime.

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  1. I’m not clear on how anyone can know if having been vaccinated results in a less-serious/less-deadly case of covid for the vaccinated person. I keep hearing this, but how can anyone know how mild or serious it would have been if the person had NOT taken the vaccine? Sounds like pure speculation to me.

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  2. “The recipe now remains the same as always – lose weight, take vitamin D, go outside, exercise outside in fresh air. And in the meantime, if you are at risk, totally consider the therapeutic. If you are vaccinated and you catch it, please remember that this doesn’t mean the vaccine doesn’t work. It’s working as intended by dramatically lessening the severity of your symptoms. Again, that’s good news. ”

    Right on point there Clarissa. The lose weight and exercise part might be more impactful than the vaccines themselves, yet not talked about enough.

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  3. “The recipe now remains the same as always – lose weight, take vitamin D, go outside, exercise outside in fresh air. ”

    Small differences at the margins can add up to big differences in the middle… I wonder how much covid policies were meant to increase the death toll…. there was Cuomo sending sick people to infect the most vulnerable populations, and the “health” advice given (excessive hand washing, staying inside, staying sedentary, social distancing and masking) all have adverse effects on a person’s immune system which thrives on constant activity.

    Sometimes I think the media is reporting on the virus they (and governments and Fingle-Dingle) wish existed and not the crappy one that actually exists….

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