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.