Israel’s early determination to fully vaccinate its population—when two shots were defined as fully vaccinated—led to it being heralded as a huge success story. But suddenly, the coronavirus cases are back, and with a vengeance.
The decisions made at the beginning of this pandemic will have consequences that reverberate far into the future. Perhaps we have been afraid of the wrong things. This think piece on the response to COVID-19, published last year by Canadian writer and broadcaster David Cayley, is even more impressive in hindsight.
The possibility that new variants might be created by vaccines is a danger heightened by lockdowns. Research emerges to suggest sedentary lives thanks to shutdowns and COVID-19 vaccines ineffectual against ever-more-virulent mutant viruses of their own making could see those previously infected with COVID-19 and the vaccinated succumb to infection from variants.
Without high vaccination levels, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention won’t reach the levels it believes are needed to reach herd immunity. That might be a blessing in disguise.
Why are America’s Tier 1A workers the most likely to refuse vaccination? Gallup, and numerous other surveys and reports, produce unexpected results.
The debate being played out in Britain is unique; virologists in no other country, certainly not Canada, have brought this issue out in the open.