Covid: Why goal is to live with the virus - not fight it
16/02/2021 | news | health | 690
Ministers want to turn Covid-19 into a manageable illness like flu. Why? And is this possible?
Sane COVID article on the BBC. Triggle is sure to be fired soon. Sridhar is certifiably insane. Removed
Always concerning to read of experts proposing strategies when they have no idea if they will work or what they will cost.

With 90% take up in the UK we may well obtain effective herd immunity, which means any virus introduced from the rest of the world will not spread to any significant extent, at least beyond care workers and the BAME community (their choice).
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The lack of uptake amongst Black and other BAME people of the vaccine just shows that they are still unwilling to integrate into our society. Removed
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16/02/2021 15:04:09 0 1
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very true
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16/02/2021 15:04:56 0 0
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But surely they are part of "our" society.
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16/02/2021 15:06:27 1 0
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Or they just don't trust us?

In their place I'm not sure that I would.
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16/02/2021 15:14:38 0 0
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They are less likely to trust UK officialdom or have faith in the NHS due to past and ongoing experience of racial disparity in how they get treated. Some may be from or have family in countries that have had recent vaccine scandals. For example the dengue fever vaccine scandal. Also they are being targeted by anti-vaxers, and possibly racists spreading disinformation.
It is very concerning that many BAME people are not willing to be vaccinated. Removed
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They are less likely to trust UK officialdom or have faith in the NHS due to past and ongoing experience of racial disparity in how they get treated. Some may be from or have family in countries that have had recent vaccine scandals. For example the dengue fever vaccine scandal. Also they are being targeted by anti-vaxers, and possibly racists spreading disinformation.
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16/02/2021 15:24:21 19 3
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If the goal is to live with it, then perhaps the BBC et al could stop their fear campaigns and help people take a calm and pragmatic approach. What we get instead are two extremes of people too afraid to leave their house, and others attending big gatherings, because they don't think there's any point caring any more.
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16/02/2021 11:57:41 60 11
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COVID is nature at work and sad as it may seem the first rule of nature is survival of the fittest, as a species we seem to think we are above this, we’re not. We’ve already lost 60 million years of life in the UK alone, we need to get on with our normal lives.
"Survival of the fittest". Oh look another idiot who doesn't understand what Darwin was talking about.

Survival of the fittest doesn't mean that the "Fit" survive it means the species that is most fit for their environment will survive. Humans have technology and brainpower, that is what made us fit for all environments. We are now using that technology and brainpower to mitigate this virus.
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16/02/2021 10:48:15 65 15
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You can't fight nature in the end and have to learn to live with it.

I bet we don't get a HYS on the free speech article today, ironic eh but not unexpected ?
Learn to live with it? Oh guess we should bring back Polio and Rickets because some old gammon face doesn't know what he's talking about.

Also shut up about the HYS. Not every article has a HYS because tools like you constantly moan and moan every chance you get. Grow up and get a life, freedom of speech doesn't mean that a website needs to have a comment section you whiny child.
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