The vaccines that are currently in use here have to be administered as two shots, given 2-4 weeks apart, and take up to a month to build an appropriate immune response. So yeah, there is a large window of opportunity for even those in the first wave of vaccinations to get infected. The good news is, even partially vaccinated people seem to have a better chance of having only a mild case if they are unlucky enough to get infected before they've had the time to become fully resistant. I hope your husband's grandfather continues to do well.He got the vaccine earlier this month... yet he is positive.
Indeed. For me, the hardest thing has been watching as some people fight so hard to not believe that this is a disease, and just do things that centuries of science tell us are common-sense ways to avoid disease. This should never have become a political football; sewing divisiveness and suspicion is a game that nobody wins. I learned a very long time ago to pay no attention to anything that starts with "they won't tell you this," or better yet, "they don't want you to know this," - the person who says that definitely has a dark agenda, and is actively trying to create discord rather than help the situation.For me the biggest issue has been the rabid unhappiness and hurt feelings of mask verses no-mask.
Science says it helps; nobody claims it's a magic wand or a get-out-of-jail-free card. It's about percentages. The vaccines aren't perfect, either - even the best only has about 95% effectiveness. Should they just forget about the vaccines, because they don't work 100% of the time?Then explain to me why those who wear a mask and are ultra clean get sick right besides those who don't wear a mask and don't use hand sanitizer.
According to the WHO, in an "average" flu year, something between 250,000 and 500,000 (or, by another estimate, as many as 650,000) people die of flu every year. How is that the same as the 2.3 million deaths that have been racked up by Coronavirus so far? Do you really think they only consider people who were otherwise young and healthy, with no co-morbidities or other complications, when they count flu deaths?the actual death rate.....the same as for a normal year of the flu...