NEW ABNORMAL: “COVID IS HERE TO STAY”


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Last Wednesday, The New York Times published an article titled:

COVID Zero is Unattainable; Acceptable Risk Is Their Goal

The article is based in large part on the following information in the 16 February issue of Nature magazine: 
“In January, Nature asked more than 100 immunologists, infectious-disease researchers and virologists working on the coronavirus whether it could be eradicated. Almost 90% of respondents think that the coronavirus will become endemic—meaning that it will continue to circulate in pockets of the global population for years to come.”
To emphasize the point that we are heading towards “acceptable risk” with the coronavirus, The New York Times article brings up the comparable risks of the common flu: 
“Ten years ago, a deadly infectious disease killed more than 36,000 Americans. The next year, it killed 12,000 more. And over each of the following eight years, the same disease caused between 22,000 and 62,000 deaths. That disease is influenza—also known as the flu—and it ranks among the 15 leading causes of death in the United States.”
The article then compares the current situation in Israel to flu seasons in general:
“Here’s a useful way to think about Israel’s numbers: Only 3.5 out of every 100,000 people vaccinated there were later hospitalized with COVID symptoms. During a typical flu season in the U.S., by comparison, roughly 150 out of every 100,000 people are hospitalized with flu symptoms. And yet the seasonal flu does not grind life to a halt. It does not keep people from flying on airplanes, eating in restaurants, visiting their friends, or going to school and work.”
The article ends with a tweet from Dr. Stefan Baral, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health commenting on COVID-19:
“Risk assessment? Absolutely! Risk mitigation? Absolutely! Risk management? Absolutely! Risk communication? Absolutely! Risk Elimination? Impossible.”
TRENDPOST: For many years to come, the media, instead of warning about the coming flu season, will focus on the new, and, of course, “more deadly” coronavirus season that will plague the Earth. And the message will be clear: mass vaccination. 
As we had forecast, there will be strong anti-vax political movements rising across the globe as nations impose laws, as evidenced by Israel’s Green Pass, permitting vaccinated freedoms that Israeli’s unvaccinated are prohibited to enjoy. (See our 23 February article, “ISRAEL: NO VACCINE, NO GREEN PASSPORT.)  

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