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itsgoodtobehome · 21/03/2020 15:15
If and when they find a vaccine for Coronavirus. Isn’t this just the sort of thing to demonstrate what happens when a virus gets out of control and there is no vaccine for it? I wonder if people will still choose not to get vaccinated?
Rebellenny · 21/03/2020 19:58
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DappledThings · 21/03/2020 20:44
All the ones I read about on the Arnica Facebook group (which is an open group and I check in on to see what the crazies are currently obsessing over) are in no way swayed by the current situation.
They are all saying there will be mandatory vaccination and asking for ways to avoid it. So it really doesn't seem to mean a change of heart for any of them.
Ohnoducks · 22/03/2020 14:40
Rely on herd immunity as they do now is my guess. Covid19 has a lower mortality rate than measles, the pandemic we are seeing is because measles is largely vaccinated against so it cannot spread easily, so very large numbers of people are dying, if most of the herd are vaccinated or immune through having had the disease anti-vaxxers can sleep well in their beds knowing they are protected by those around them.
LambriniSocialist · 22/03/2020 15:08
Covid19 has a lower mortality rate than measles, the pandemic we are seeing is because measles is largely vaccinated against so it cannot spread easily, so very large numbers of people are dying,
This is so key and is what a lot of people are misunderstanding I think. It's not that Covid 19 is a particularly dangerous virus itself, it's that it's new so there is no immunity to it in humans and so it is spreading at such a rapid rate that health services cannot cope with the sheer numbers of the most severe cases.
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