“A curious but fortunate characteristic of virus epidemics is their limited lifespans. No one knows why, but guesses include herd immunity and mutations of the virus.”Read more
We think this may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Politicians have stood behind the shield of "science" for a long time. In truth, they have abdicated their responsibility to those that have elected them. We note that few medical scientists have also an understanding of either economics or policy governance. Therein lies the rub. There is only one side of the story to make decisions about. The taxpayers and voters are shortchanged by being only very narrowly represented. And, of course, the taxpayers get to pay for any mistakes.Read more
“In a pandemic, there is no substitute for immunity, because immunity provides the best protection against reinfection.”Read more
The government’s chief scientific adviser has said that 60 per cent of Britons need to catch coronavirus to develop “herd immunity” because the virus could return like the winter flu.
“We think this virus is likely to be one that comes year on year, becomes like a seasonal virus,” Sir Patrick Valance said.
“Communities will become immune to it and that’s going to be an important part of controlling this longer term. About 60 per cent is the sort of figure you need to get herd immunity,” he told Sky News on Friday."Read more