Testing at the Airport

by mindpilot, la Playa Buenavista, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 07:29 (109 days ago) @ nicatnit

Just a question about the vaccine? Since vaccines are not 100% effective and also have effectiveness that decreases over time can we assume that once the people are vaccinated are really safe to venture out. And what if the people who refuse vaccinations? Does this mean we should never travel again or live our lives as we did before. The Covid Vaccine is being held up as the ultimate solution to the problem, but I’m confused by the above mentioned limitations.

Immunity whether from a vaccine or natural, only keeps you from getting sick. You can still spread a disease so we will need to maintain masking and distancing protocols at least until everyone is vaccinated. Or until this thing--hopefully--mutates into something less harmful. (Although it sure looks like it's heading in the opposite direction right now.)

Covid has starkly revealed how woefully unprepared governments--large and small--are to deal with a crisis that immobilizes large swaths of the population and disrupts commerce. I seriously hope that world leaders learn from this because it is just a small taste of what we will have to deal with when climate change starts to hit hard.


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