Coronavirus: Lots of people will die because morons do not understand how herd immunity works – update
I have been asked to cover a few of my points I made to this post:
Coronavirus: Lots of people will die because morons do not understand how herd immunity works [LINK].
If the UK carries on with the lock-down, we would expect the Coronavirus be around far longer. This will mean vulnerable people are exposed to the possibility of getting the Coronavirus far longer, and so the death rate will be higher than Sweden (in percentage terms of course).
The logic to this statement I made, is that if you use herd immunity [LINK] the idea is the healthy get the virus quickly, rather than over a longer period of time (as we are doing in the UK). The result is that the virus burns out quickly. Herd immunity works [LINK].
Having a vaccine also benefits your whole community through “herd immunity”.
If enough people are vaccinated, it’s harder for the disease to spread to those people who cannot have vaccines. For example, people who are ill or have a weakened immune system.
The above is a link from the NHS website. I used the NHS as evidence due to the fact those who seem to believe the lock-down is great, often also worship the NHS. And so, one suspects the NHS will be a trusted place for information.
So a simple model would be that if you have the virus for a day in a country, it is clearly going to put vulnerable people at less risk, than if a country has it for a few months, on the basis over a few months the vulnerable person has months where each day they may get the virus.
But you also need to factor in all the extra deaths as well, from (as I pointed out) murder, suicides, and so on. Which may be far greater than those who die with the Coronavirus.
As we know, very few people under 65 have died from the virus, and most (if not all) have health problems (known or not known).
One last thing to remember. Many vulnerable will die from lack of exercise, and/or depression for being on there own for weeks if not months.
Evidence – [LINK]
And even if we had the German ability to be conducting more than 50,000 coronavirus tests a day, that will still take a LONG time to test the 66 million population of the UK.
I do not think I need to provide evidence to this statement. It should be clear that to test 66 million in the UK is going to take a very long time, when we are using laboratory tests [LINK].