I’ve learned more about viruses these past few months, than I ever thought I would and clearly know very little compared to the scientists and medical experts who have dedicated their lives to saving ours. ❤
In my opinion, I’ve read and seen enough about this current pandemic to believe that we are in for the slow burn scenario. Re-openings are occurring to soon and not following the recommened metrics to reopen.
The 1918 pandemic was a slow burn also. Re-openings occurred too soon. We have a significantly larger population (more kindling so to speak) and sadly have a variety of ill mannered situations, governed by those who are politically and economically minded; lacking ability and knowledge to comprehend and to advise best paths. I will say that they are trying with the genetics they have. We all are.
The safe path is clear, but the powers that be and the population at large will repeat and repeat and repeat itself because knowledge has not been passed down through our genetics. We are far to immature in the grand scheme of evolutionary changes. Changes reserved for millions of years of experience versus thousands or hundreds even. Come to observe, the past few months are nothing to write home about, but we are doing the best we can.
Pandemics have all played out before and will again, in the same ways. They take their time. Some of us will survive and learn. Others will not. The survival of the fittest as the story goes, plays out well with all of us.
The slow burn is from this document (Part 1) and in my opinion, given the last catastrophic global pandemic of 1918, and the similarities SARS-CoV-2 has to Influenza, COVID-19 will also exhibit the same wave pattern. I’d love to be completely wrong. Time will tell.
These are the two current Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy CIDRAP Reports. They are very concise, easy to read and informative.
Part 1 – April 30, 2020
Part 2 – May 6, 2020
Part 3 – May 20, 2020
Part 4 – June 2, 2020
I’d say, let us all stay positive and do our best to make it through this. Let us try and learn from the past and see if we can evolve a little from all of this.