new vaccines will reduce transmission for 6 months to a year. sure. like the last lot. and they were never 100% effective at this, anyway; no flu-type or corona-type vaccine has ever been thus. it's a 'bonus' from an epidemiological point of view, not the primary goal of vaccination, which is, you know, to stop serious illness and death. the next-gen vaccines won’t plug up covid forever. it’s here to stay in the long-term. you know what ‘endemic’ means, yes? you keep droning on about it.
and why do they even matter when 99.5% of the people dying of this thing are vaccine refuseniks? why should the 80-90% of the population who are willing to be vaccinated have to endure 3 or 6 months of lockdowns? people have already made great personal sacrifices to 'buy time' for years now. and we did buy time ... for vaccines (which you keep rubbishing), and now antivirals. 'buying time' is defunct.
the boosters aren’t ‘fairly useless’ for the vast majority of people. they enable them to go about their normal daily lives. to earn money. see loved ones. attend school. not all travelling and partying, dilbert. normalcy. you would recognise the vast gulf between that and the draconian measures you’re proposing if you had a life.
Its worthwhile to hunker down to prevent people dying etc
i'm sorry but, CITATIONS NEEDED. this is just well-meaning sounding bullshit from you. 'worthwhile'? how? 'prevent people dying'? how?
you know what's most effective at preventing avoidable death? those boosters you keep calling useless.
'worthwhile'? why is it worthwhile? 99.5% of covid deaths are unvaccinated people, the majority of whom haven't taken the vaccine out of personal choice, not because they're immunocompromised or severely at-risk of complications.
'people dying'. are people dying en masse with omicron? again, citation needed. you make out like people advocating for 'living with covid' now are advocating for mass death. but omicron, which will in 1-2 months will be the globally dominant variant, is the least lethal
form of covid we have seen. omicron's current ICU admissions rates are 0.1-0.25% of all cases in australia.
what will sealing the borders and grounding flights do to stymy the spread of omicron within your community? within national borders? the levels of internationally imported virus cases are trivial. there are hundreds of thousands of community transmissions - with possible mutations - every day INSIDE your communities, dipshit. so by 'hunker down', you must surely mean 'full lockdown', right?
if it was so self-evidently worthwhile, why has every country to formerly trumpet zero covid/closed borders/suppression now given up on it? you seem better informed on this matter than several independent national advisory bodies.
you don't care as long as you're free to do whatever you want to do.
erm, i've followed all the laws and restrictions? i effectively flew from one country that was just opening up and forgetting restrictions into another one that had much heightened restrictions and rules. south korea had a social group limit of 2 people for the entire summer. the UK had parties. remind me how i'm 'motivated by partying and doing just what i want to do' again? i moved to korea because i was burnt out of WFH and wanted a change, and because i was reaching the maximum elligible age for the 'ideal' freelancer visa, not because i wanted to hopscotch and evade covid regulations. i followed more stringent covid measures than 99.9% of people, idiot. i was sheltering a clinically vulnerable person. i didn't even see my then-girlfriend for almost a year because she was living in virus-hotspot london and the risks were too high.
sorry, try again
you keep putting your coins into these machines - 'uzi is selfish!' 'we are the world's best at climate change!' - and leaving the casino with empty pockets like a rube.
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