There are people out there, many of them Democrat leaders, that believe the key to defeating the Wuhan Coronavirus is to wait until we get a vaccine, or sequester ourselves away in hiding until the virus runs out of hosts to infect and disappears.
Having a cure for COVID-19 is a nice thought, but the fact is, the Rona is here to stay. Vaccines may help, but it won’t eradicate a virus so widespread. Like the flu, it’s here to stay. Those looking for their best chance to defeat the virus is now the idea that was considered the most reckless move at the beginning by the mainstream public.
Herd immunity was suggested by a few figures from the beginning and they were called mad for it. Even in the beginning, I wasn’t exactly sure if they were wrong. Even given the unknowns about the virus, we knew that it had a high survivability rate, and testing only seemed to make that number rise. In fact, it was testing that continuously showed us two things. One, that this virus was highly contagious and widespread, and two, that you’ll hardly notice you have it.