Skip to comments.Accept It: COVID Will Be an Endemic Virus
Posted on 09/23/2021 8:53:23 AM PDT by Valpal1
Each day we inch toward the end of COVID-19. The end is not when cases go to zero, but rather when we accept what has been true all along. Because of multiple animal reservoirs, because vaccinated people can still experience breakthrough infections, and because billions of people globally have yet to be vaccinated, the truth is clear: SARS-CoV-2 is an endemic virus.
Over the next decade, give or take a few years, every single person on earth has a date with this virus.
Acceptance means reminding ourselves that the things we have put on hold -- dinners, parties, lectures, meetings, museums, restaurants, travel, weddings, and so on -- can't be put on hold forever. And avoiding all these activities in pursuit of health means giving up living in order to stay alive.
Acceptance is coming -- that's the true end of the pandemic. COVID-19 won't vanish as some may have believed early on. Instead, some pockets of the U.S. will continue to have caseload increases, some hospitals may get overloaded and local measures may be necessary, but the virus is not going away and the burden is on us to come to terms with that. Each of us has to decide how much life we are willing to trade to delay our time to meet the virus.
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Be sure to read the comments, too, if you're the type who actually reads articles.
“if you’re the type who actually reads articles.”
Well, that’s an insulting insinuation! As if we don’t all read the articles all the way to the end. Harrumph!!
Why end it when the Democrats get such mileage out of it ???
They still have the elections of 22, 24 to win...
This is a load of hogwash. Biden said during the campaign he was going to “shut down the virus”. Surely you are not implying with this post that the most popular president in American history would either been confused or lying? sarc.
I wonder of the 1/8th of pregnant moms who got the vax while pregnant and ended up with unplanned abortions or stillbirth are still glad they got the vax.
Now that we know the jabbed get the Delta anyway, I started wondering if the unjabbed people who are otherwise healthy and have never had an annual flu shot might be better able to fight all versions of COVID because they have more of their natural immunity intact.
That has been apparent for at least the past fifteen months.
Most, if not all respiratory viruses have an animal reservoir.
They’re not like smallpox, which only ever learnt how to infect humans.
It already was, except for the part of the virus Mr. Fauci added to its genome.
Yes. Everyone knows that all Freepers read all articles to the very end before posting. I’m insulted. How dare he.
We also always wait for all the facts to come in before we call for someone’s head. Like how well Richard Jewell was treated.
I am sure that like myself most people here on FR came to this conclusion after the first two or three months. Has my family been more careful around elderly and people with comorbidities? YES. Have we lived life normally otherwise?YES. There are two realities right now. Those like me who have accepted this and the other half who will continue to live in fear, judgement, and disappointment. This is not going away.
Just a small quibble, but there is no such thing as an “unplanned abortion”. I object to conflating miscarriage with abortion. Words mean things (miss you Rush).
Hey! I have an idea. How about we try early intervention therapy before they get so sick they need to be hospitalized?
Would we allow someone with pneumonia to linger until they require ICU?
It's a shame he gets the "endemic" instead of "pandemic" (which makes it a "plendemic" instead of a "plandemic", but whatever); it's grossly unfortunate he recommends the grossly-flawed jabs. At least he finished up well enough.
"Acceptance means reminding ourselves that the things we have put on hold -- dinners, parties, lectures, meetings, museums, restaurants, travel, weddings, and so on -- can't be put on hold forever. And avoiding all these activities in pursuit of health means giving up living in order to stay alive."
“To Meet The Virus.”
Great name for a Movie.
Well, how far along the stages of grief are Fauci and Biden: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance? Many of us are pretty far past even acceptance but the government seems stuck in denial and anger.
It seems to me that more and more medical “experts and authorities” are speaking out on endemic vs pandemic and this is a good sign that pushback against the ridiculous politicization of medical science has begun.
In the comments, most were in agreement with the author.
You are correct grasshopper
This ain't like rebooting your computer or modem. It takes a while to reboot or Reset a global economy. Don't worry though, after the Great Reset, they're going to Build Back Better.(for them)
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