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    Quote Originally Posted by rocl View Post
    Iím not really sure what ďthatĒ is, that nobody is predicting. Could you clarify what youíre referring to?

    Thanks for the links BTW. Iíve seen the one with Gupta, but not Sikora.

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    Well, those are precisely the words I used to refer to the notion that COVID-19 would subside like Zika, without infecting the vast majority of the population and without a vaccine. Absent clarification, I interpret it as a response to me on that point, because I was wrong--some people are predicting that, more or less, with a substantially larger-than-worst-case percentage of the population being naturally immune or having cleared or being able to clear the virus without experiencing significant harm. If we don't need a vaccine because we aren't in the pickle most people think we're in, so much the better. The context of my remarks was in response to the dismissive treatment of a vaccine in the Bhattacharya video, which was, you will admit, rather gloomy in outlook. Having said that, I might further argue that, especially if many people are naturally immune and/or don't produce specifically detected antibodies to clear the infection, we probably won't know that soon enough for economics to put the brakes on vaccine development for COVID-19. We'll be watching with bated breath into the late fall, wondering whether seasonality explains reduced incidence.
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    My apologies. Yes, it was an attempt at quoting mhosea and removing everything but the relevant part and I managed to remove the quotation marks too. I have also heard many say that it was reasonable to assume that Covid 19 would become more benign over a longer period (years) as that happens commonly with many viruses.

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    I am not sure that I will ever feel particularly safe again whilst mixing with the public or even people that I know, there will always be the question in my mind, does this person have a bug that could kill me or my family, they want to shake my hand/kiss my cheek/give me a hug and I am thinking 'back off sunshine'.

    Schools are reopening for no strong reason other than child minders to allow parents to return to work, many parents who can work from home ae saying we do not want to go to an office because this means travelling on public transport and putting ourselves at risk, we work more effectively from home and we want to continue. house prices are falling by 14% but a strong demand for houses with gardens and office space. People are relauctant to get onto an aircraft and sit in close proximity with 200 others of unknown health, travel and hotel companies say we may never recover, restaurants and hospitality say that opening and complying with social distancing means that we cannot make money, we would rather stay shut until this is fixed please, not sure that the economy will recover in my lifetime and still my government is handing out money like its going out of fashion. a man I know cleans windows for two days a week, he earns £300 a month, he couldn't work for 3 weeks and he applied for assistance, £2500 appeared in his bank account , 8 months money, a friend of his did the same and obtained £10,000. The world has gone nuts and I cannot see that it will recover in my lifetime.

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