Wednesday 1 September 2021

Day 534 of self-isolation - September


In April 2020, we heard about the trials starting for the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it was hoped that they would be complete by September 2020.

So here we are in September 2021. The vaccines have been available for nine months, and here we are with the pandemic still raging worldwide.

It's not all bad. We vaccinated people are unlikely to be hospitalised, and VERY unlikely to need a ventilator, or a coffin. But the unfortunate unvaccinated are still dying in large numbers. And the delta variant is sufficiently infectious that we're never going to reach herd immunity.

Come November or so, I'll probably be getting a Covid booster, along with the annual flu vaccine.

1 comment:

  1. In the early 1900s, Mary Mallon, later know as Typhoid Mary, infected at least 53 people with typhoid fever, three of whom died. Mary was herself an asymptomatic carrier, suffering no symptoms from the disease. When this was eventually discovered, the New York health authorities quarantined her for decades until her death.

    Today, millions of people are being vaccinated against covid 19. They can still catch it, carry it , and infect other people, while suffering only mild symptoms or none themselves. The response of health care authorities is to issue them with special passes to allow them to travel and mingle with other people in crowded venues.