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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 month ago

Will the Coronavirus not go away until we all die?

It's just crazy. First we get this Coronavirus and it spreads like wildfire. We socially distance, stay home and wear masks and STILL this virus spreads at a rapid pace. We finally have a vaccine, but are running into production and distribution delays. And now there are talks of new variants, some of which could be more deadly and vaccine resistant. It's almost as if there is no escaping this virus and we'll eventually catch it and die.

Is the Coronavirus going to eventually kill us all?

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  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. Some people don't get seriously ill from it. Plus, as you say, we do have a vaccine. Once most of us are vaccinated, we can go back to normal. Until then, we have to keep being cautious.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The coronavirus "may never go away", the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. ... Almost 300,000 people worldwide are reported to have died with coronavirus, and more than 4.3m cases recorded.

  • 1 month ago

    no we will grow immune and tolerant. 

  • 1 month ago

    No, it will not kill us all.  Even now, well over 99% survive.  Compare that with the Black Death and Smallpox.  

    It is not in a pathogen's interests to kill off all its hosts.  If it does, it will go extinct too.  The pathogen's interests lie in in infecting a lot of hosts, but not making them too sick, so that the hosts will spread the virus more.  Thus, serious diseases tend to become less serious with time.  

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  • Covid may always be around (hopefully in fewer numbers if enough people get vaccinated so things can some what normalize), some people will chose not to get vaccinated. Also some of the vaccines are not even near as effective as the phizer vaccine. 

    Some of the vaccines offer protection against the variants. The virus still spreads because some people just don't care, or their too stubborn to pay attention to health protocols, or they think the pandemic is fake. Covid can affect any one, even children. But they may not get as sick as elderly or people with compromised immune systems. So if people are thinking that way and being irresponsible with their health, then I think it's their fault if they get covid. 

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because not everyone was wearing masks,  social distancing and staying home.

  • 1 month ago

    Covid isn't killing many people. Almost everyone counted as a corona death had underlying issues.  But hospitals get more money for calling deaths as covid related.

    That aside, if it's never going away then we should all have a huge kegger and wait for the inevitable.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     COVID19 is here to stay as it always had been because this strain likely had been in animals long before it transmitted to humans. 

    But keep in mind that the rates where people had recover on their own is just too great for the human race to just die from it. 

    And as for the pandemic itself, I reckon the realistic timeframe where it start to be lifted in certain countries will likely be between August 2021 till the spring of 2022.

    Just be aware that the lifting likely won’t happen until the middle of this decade, I reckon. 

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is here to stay, even when one is vaccinated they can still spread the virus. Just means they will not, in most cases, have a serious infection happen, more like a clod or allergies. But to those that do not get vaccinated, for whatever reasons. The virus will still be floating around out there especially with this crap on the border. Biden now taking them in, processing them, and expecting the local communities to do the testing. Hell we already know that majority get processed, then are never seen again. Where ever they go they will be bring the virus with them, including spreading these mutated strains.  This is how one would effectively deploy a biological weapon, and Biden, the left. Are deploying it on their own country.

  • 1 month ago

    Not bloody likely. Hospitalizations are going down as number of vaccinations go up. So far, the new variants are more readily transmissible, not more deadly. Once we get more people vaccinated and continue masking and social distancing, the number of new variants should plateau and just be confined to the stupid states, where the government is more worried about short-term economics than human lives. Look at it as natural selection for intelligence.

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