COVID-19 could increase dementia, other brain disorders for decades to comehttps://t.co/lLdoXkRoil— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 4, 2021
It is a reasonable question.
What if most people get vaccinated and that only encourages the rise of variants which can evade vaccines and which are deadlier and more transmissible than the original COVID virus? Isn’t this what they are saying about the Delta variant? It is more transmissible and vaccine resistant?
“Scientists keep underestimating the coronavirus. In the beginning of the pandemic, they said mutated versions of the virus wouldn’t be much of a problem—until the more-infectious Alpha caused a spike in cases last fall. Then Beta made young people sicker and Gamma reinfected those who’d already recovered from COVID-19. Still, by March, as the winter surge in the U.S. receded, some epidemiologists were cautiously optimistic that the rapid vaccine rollout would soon tame the variants and cause the pandemic to wind down.
Delta has now shattered that optimism. This variant, first identified in India in December, spreads faster than any previous strain of SARS-CoV-2, as the COVID-19 virus is officially named. It is driving up infection rates in every state of the U.S., prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to once again recommend universal mask-wearing. …
The variant is so contagious that it’s set to smash through every previous prediction of how soon the U.S. might reach herd immunity. …
It’s too soon to say whether Lambda will turn out to be the next big, bad thing that COVID-19 unleashes on us. But it’s a good time to wonder: Just how destructive can these variants get? …
Is there a Doomsday variant out there that shrugs off vaccines, spreads like wildfire and leaves more of its victims much sicker than anything we’ve yet seen? …”
“The emergence of a new COVID variant with a similar death rate to MERS, which kills one in three infected people, is a “realistic possibility”, the government’s scientific advisers have warned.
However the experts also say the virus could result in “much less severe disease” in older people and those who are clinically vulnerable in the long term.
In a paper published on Friday, the scientists outline the chances that a new variant will evade current vaccines, saying one of the causes is “almost certain” to happen. …”
Wouldn’t that just be f***ing wonderful?
For the record, I don’t think there will be any “Doomsday variant.” The obsession with the “unvaccinated” could possibly end up being counterproductive though.