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It’s not “seasonal” because it hasn’t run through a large percentage..

..of the population yet like the cold and flu viruses do in the winter. It started infecting many Americans at the latter end of the flu season, which normally begins in the fall when people are in more enclosed spaces together due to the weather. Between the flu shot and development of herd immunity over 4 months, that’s what makes that particular virus and other viruses “seasonal” since they’ve already run their course through a large percentage the population.

I’ve seen estimates that as much as 30% of NYC has been infected with COVID, and that’s obviously going to help bring their case count down when so many already have had it. Our best estimates postulate that immunity lasts for 12-18 months, and that is obviously going to help too. Countries that have been ravaged are experiencing a rapid deceleration of new cases mainly because it’s conceivable that a huge portion of their population have either been infected and developed immunity, died from it, or exposed to it in some fashion and, for whatever reason, the virus didn’t take hold and replicate.

[Post edited by HoosGuy at 06/29/2020 11:43PM]

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Posted: 06/29/2020 at 11:38PM


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