- Aug 4, 2005
I was not trying to get technical to the point where one can't see the wood from the trees.I was asking what your view is based on as with a low mutation rate, this coronavirus lends itself to lasting immunity from Memory B cells. It sounds like you are expecting a second wave in SA next year with >100k known active cases like earlier in 2020. Do you not expect that magnitude of resurgence?
I was merely pointing out that a virus does NOT have to mutate to show a tendency towards being seasonal.
In any case, you appear to have answered your own question in a later post of yours, so what is the issue you have with my post?
Coronaviruses do show seasonal tendencies (which by the way, is NOT about the weather directly), except of course the colder climates drive human beings indoors into highly air-conditioned and artificially heated environments, which then increases the risk of close proximity between people, which must increase the risk of transmission from infected people to non-infected people.
And of course, if the experts studying this virus are correct, then the second time around is likely to cause milder infections. Or is there another genius out there that wants to disagree with this?
We are all hoping they are right -- that the nature of this bug is such that it mutates slowly, hence IF a vaccine becomes available, it is likely to be effective for longer in reducing the severity of an infection.
Or are there still those that believe that a vaccine is going to provide 100% protection against Covid 19 virus?
I cannot understand why there are so many that insist on selling the BS that the virus is NOT affected by the environment. I suppose this is because so many have some or other hang-up about the theory of evolution, or, can't see that the weather drives human behaviour which in turn drives conditions that are conducive to the spreading of an airborne disease??