Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2045 from 2003/6/4
I believe the targeted delay is the real danger, as it will not reduce the number of infected people: we almost all need to get infected to gain immunity.
But delaying this spread will cause damage; there is no way we can get out of this without most of the people catching this flu.
[ Edited by amifrog 22.03.2020 - 23:06 ]
Two more things here:
#1 Availability of a vaccination will change it. And it is likely that a vaccination will be availabel within 6-12 months.
#2 slowing down the infections does help to keep the health system running. Not only for Covid-19 patients, but also for all the victims of csancer, heart attac or some accident.
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