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larry1 asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 2 months ago

Isn't the Covid vaccine too little too late?

Like it won't make any difference because the distribution of it is so slow and and at the same time the virus is already out of control?

Science tells us we need to make 70% of the population immune, for the US that's 231 million people. Biden talks about doing 'maybe' 100 million by summer, what good is that! It's not even 1/2 the required number?  

While at the same time we are getting up to 300,000 new cases per day, 9 million per month and accelerating.

So, by simple arithmetic if we do absolutely nothing/ vaccinate no one...we'll reach the magic 70% threshold of 231 million persons by Dec. 1, 2021. But it will be 70% infected (5 million dead (2%)) and the population will be 'immune' that way. While Biden (or Trump had he won) will still be passing out vaccine all through 2022...too little too late?

Put another way...if we don't get the vaccine in the veins of 70% by this July 1 2021....what's the point?


5 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Starting new procedures is always slow at the beginning, but the speed and efficiency will rapidly increase.

    Herd Immunity isn't an on/off switch. We'll have benefs from the very first immunization.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    what's your alternative?  Allowing the virus to kill 100 million worldwide and cripple another 100 million?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    While herd immunity will stop the virus, the vaccine will at least slow it down and prevent more deaths.

  • 2 months ago

    The point is you want to avoid getting infected by wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands. 

    You don't want to do nothing and simply try to get herd immunity by going out and intentionally getting infected. That hasn't happened even in countries like Sweden that did nothing their infection rate was still too low and not even close to herd immunity. 

    The other part of that is that when lots of people get infected then the chances of mutations are more than likely to occur. The more the virus circulates out in public the greater the chances it can mutate to a more deadly virus or more infectious virus. 

    We need to take public health measures in order to buy time for the vaccine to be given. That is the only logical choice that we have. Nothing else makes sense. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It's going to take substantial time to get the vaccine out in the meantime people will be continuing to get infected and they will recover some will die. But we have a double vaccination going on here a vaccination by catching the disease and recovering and the kind that comes from a needle. 

    Everybody is behaving like scared little children like this coronavirus is killing billions of people.

    do you people understand that just a hundred years ago 50 million people died in record time from the Spanish influenza? The coronavirus isn't doing that.

    it's pretty obvious that the people that live just a hundred years ago were at a bunch of scared cowards

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