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12:21 AM
@SamyakMarathe Greetings, but you likely want the bridge

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General Arqade chat, wherein there is only silent confusion
 
 
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5:21 PM
So it looks like the US isn't even going to break 60% of the population being full vaccinated: time.com/collection/coronavirus-vaccines-updates
Which likely means we're going to continue to see variants pop up in the states.
It'll be a while before India is in decent shape as well, given their sheer population. Their daily cases are off the charts.
The pandemic is far from over, despite how some people are acting.
 
6:12 PM
"COVID-19 cases in B.C. are up — but 78 per cent of new cases are among unvaccinated people" cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-trend-july-1.6114731
> Health Minister Adrian Dix said on Friday that 78 per cent of new cases recorded between June 15 and July 15 were among unvaccinated people. Eighteen per cent were among people who had received one dose, while four per cent were among people who had been fully vaccinated.
Good example of how important that second dose it.
 
@Wipqozn It looks like herd immunity is not achievable, so the best thing you can do is get as many vaccinated as possible. But after that there isn't really much you can do to prevent more damage
 
> Otto said the highest number of new cases are currently in the Interior Health region — an area of the province where vaccination efforts are lagging slightly. So far, 80 per cent of all eligible residents 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose and 57 per cent have received a second dose.
 
For me personally the pandemic is kinda over now, my vaccination is finally completely done tomorrow and I'm offically fully vaccinated. Pretty much everyone else I know is also at least partially vaccinated as well
 
@MadScientist Same here. My main concern at this point is just variants spinning up that are more resistant to the vaccine. I fully expect a covid shot will become part of a yearly thing just like the flu shot is.
My other concern would be ensuring we have enough supply to support annual doses, considering herd immunity seems unlikely. Although that also brings in the problem of people just not getting a dose annually.
 
I suspect there will be a third booster for elderly and immunocompromised persons, but I don't think the protection is that weak. Maybe at some point everyone gets a third shot, but I don't see why this would need yearly boosters as this virus isn't like influenza, and other vaccinations need either no or much less frequent boosters
 
6:32 PM
@MadScientist that's good, then
 

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