We have too many uninformed politicians giving unsubstantiated opinions and not enough people listening to medical professionals giving sound advice. This is why vaccine hesitancy has been so prolific. Misinformation keeps being pandered by these troglodytes and thus allows this pandemic to persist and even mutate. We are at the precipice of having the SARS-COV-2 virus become endemic like influenza. I for one would hate to see such a horrible virus become a blight on this planet that we cannot get rid of because of dumb people refusing to listen to medical experts.
Some of the variants are showing that they can possibly reinfect, which needless to say is a very horrible thing. There are also comorbidities associated with Covid infection that many may not be aware of yet. Did you know that we are learning that one in four to five (depending on source) individuals who are infected with SARS-COV-2 show signs of mental illness post-infection? We are also seeing long-haul Covid-19 from individuals who thought they were over it. And even if you survive without any problems, you may spread it to someone else that could subsequently kill them.
Every person who is infected also rolls the genetic dice thus allowing mutation to potentially occur. If you get sick with the virus, you add a statistical chance of creating a new variant. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to follow CDC guidance and get your vaccine.
We don’t want this virus to become the new influenza that we have to constantly inoculate for every year. But if people like you don’t do their part, this will become the new reality. Remember, covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020. An alleged “99% survival rating” which many people who don’t understand this like to tout; still means one out of 100 infected people will die. That’s still a lot of people (Even though that’s not an accurate representation of the survival rating).