04 August 2021

Some things to perhaps consider moving forward:

(some obvious, some not-so-much)
  • The unvaccinated can become infected, may spread SARS-CoV-2, and are at increased risk of long-haul COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalization, and/or death.

  • Getting vaccinated before becoming infected will lessen the impact of COVID-19 on your health.

  • Someone with sterilizing immunity can get re-infected, but likely will not build-up enough of a viral load to infect others.

  • Contracting COVID-19 (or one of it's variants) seems to confer sterilizing immunity.

  • Traditional vaccines confer sterilizing immunity.

  • The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines (as currently formulated) may not confer sterilizing immunity against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

  • Distancing and mask wearing reduce the chance that the infected will spread SARS-CoV-2.

  • Until SARS-CoV-2 is extinct, distancing and mask wearing make sense (especially for the infected when around the vulnerable).

  • Many believe we are on course to drive SARS-CoV-2 to extinction.

  • As long as there are pathways for the virus to follow that do not end in sterilizing immunity, SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay (and eventually just about everyone will become infected).

  • Vaccinating and infecting nearly everyone seems our most likely path to drive SARS-CoV-2 to extinction.