Even though we are seeing what would appear to be the end of the pandemic, it is certainly not the end of the virus which has plagued the world for the last 14 months. This is the advice of professionals in the medical field like Dr Curtis Cripe, who are warning us that we still cannot take things for granted. The vaccine program has certainly been something positive for us all and tit is allowing us to resume our normal daily lives. It is important however that we are all still cautious of Covid going forward, and here is why.
Much like the vaccine for influenza it does look like the vaccine for the coronavirus is something which we are going to have to get each and every year. Currently we are not completely certain as to what the future will hold regarding the vaccine and the length of time that it will be able to help us. Generally speaking however we are probably looking at an annual top up, which is why we should stay vigilant with this virus.
All viruses which exist on the planet will eventually begin to mutate and create new variants. Viruses do this in response to the antibodies which we create, in order to continue doing what it wants. This happens all over the world and this is exactly why we often see new variants popping up in other areas of the planet. This again is why we still have to be vigilant because there are no cast iron guarantees that the vaccines which we have at the moment, are strong enough to fight off every variant.
Although the vaccine is truly a miracle, and to have created it so quickly is incredible, we have to remember that even if you are vaccinated you can still get the virus. The point of the vaccine is not that you will not get the virus, the point of the vaccine is that if you do get it your symptoms should be greatly reduced. This means that you will still be able to carry the virus and you will still be able to pass it on. Worse still, if you are vaccinated then you may not even realize that you are carrying the virus. To anyone who is not vaccinated, you could still pose a risk.
Not Going Anywhere
There is no way that we can get rid of this virus altogether, it just isn’t possible. Now over time we will become more and more immune to it and we will suffer less from it, but the virus is here forever. This is a big risk in some cases because of the fact that we still don’t know much about the virus itself. There are still people who struggle more than others and we have no idea why, and there are still those who are asymptomatic and we don’t know why.
The point of all of this is that we should be celebrating the return of our freedoms, but we must still be cautious.