Made from concentrate
- Jul 8, 2008
- 1979 Opel Kadett | 1972 Ford Country Sedan
The future is - we all will be exposed to the virus, a lot. Just like with the other viruses going around. Sometimes we will get infected, most times we won't (prior infection protects against Delta on par with or better than AZ vaccination). And as more people get antibodies (through vaccination or infection) and load on hospitals drop, testing will be stopped, so we won't even know we got exposed or infected. First countries, namely Denmark, have gotten there. Vaccines for school children will arrive soon, that'll help further.So... my mom and I may have been exposed, don't know for sure just yet. I saw my sister yesterday who had seen a friend of hers last weekend (not this past weekend but the one before) who just tested positive today. Everyone in this equation has been fully vaccinated, so she's going to get a test in a few days and if she's positive then we'll get tested as well. Until then I'm just going to try and self isolate as much as I can and hope for the best.
Really really shit timing because I have critical things going on right now where I can't stay in a bubble. I'm not worried, just pissed off and wondering how hard it would be to make an Outbreak suit from garbage bags and duck tape.
Also a long time family friend just tested positive as well. She's also fully vaccinated but she caught it from her boyfriend (who is not) who got it from one of his grandkids. Everything is fucked up right now.
And yes - just as the current cold and flu viruses are enough to kill old, frail, or otherwise immune impaired persons, this one will kill some people as well, vaccinated or not. But the risks are low, negligible even. And since our immune system learns, they get lower with each exposure.
Says Mika Salminen, Director for Health Security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL):
We have to get used to the fact that there will be some infections despite vaccinations. The situation will become relatively normal, especially if we give up on our fears.