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Old 09.12.2020, 11:27
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Re: Coronavirus

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There was an interesting comment yesterday on the weekly Drosten podcast (the German virologist turned pop star) on how he sees next summer:

He expects that the elderly will be vaccinated, the restrictions will be mostly lifted (maybe masks still) and the virus will essentially transmit freely. This will be mostly unproblematic, but he expects that the typical ICU patient by then will look very different compared to now: Not the 78 year old, but a lot of mid age, otherwise apparently non-risk patients who are unlucky to develop a severe case. This may be a small percentage, but once the virus transmits freely, the absolute numbers could be significant.

I don't want to debate now how big/small the risk is for a 40-something year old, but found this an interesting thought.
With by then improving weather and a big herd effect from vaccination you'd hope we'd get on top of cases.

Surely we will all be done by the summer?
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