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After Covid? July 21, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Interesting this report on the RTÉ website this week which was carried from Switzerland, and had an interview with Anne Lévy, director of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) there. She raises various notes of caution, and also notes that:

“We knew they would rise after the reopenings. But we didn’t expect them to increase so much and so fast,” she told the German-language Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag in an interview.

She blames the increase in infections on the Swiss population becoming less cautious as more people get vaccinated, and on the lifting of most restrictive measures to counter the spread of the virus.

A lesson there some might think. 

But this is of particular interest:

It is unlikely that the virus, which has developed many variants, will ever be fully eradicated, according to the health expert. Lévy says people will need to learn with Covid-19 and that protective measures such as wearing masks could become the norm.

“Like in Asian countries,” she notes. “There, it is natural to wear a mask when you have a cold”.

This seems plausible. Perhaps governments could take a lead in laying out some likely realities that lie ahead. 

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1. crocodileshoes - July 21, 2021

Not a great poll size, but of the 9 people on the lower deck of the 7a bus last Thursday, 5 weren’t wearing masks. 5 separate people, each middle-aged, one man and four women. Mentioned this to my sister-in-law, a receptionist in a healthcare facility: she says it’s happening more and more – the vaccinated turning up without masks, thinking they’re safe enough now.

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WorldbyStorm - July 21, 2021

Uh-oh. Seen that a bit myself. Again, where is the government in all this?

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crocodileshoes - July 21, 2021

70 year old lady to my sister-in-law: ‘what’s the point of getting vaccinated if I still have to wear that thing?’

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