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Old 28th June 2020, 10:09 AM   #103
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Originally Posted by TellyKNeasuss View Post
If a sufficient percentage of people are vaccinated, the virus will eventually die out as it becomes too difficult to find new hosts to infect. I would think that it would take at most 2 vaccination cycles. Unless there is a non-human reservoir for the virus that can transmit it back to us.
Consider influenza. Different mutated virus every year. Annual vaccinations required. COVID-19 could be similar except on a shorter time scale. Too early to know for sure even if an effective vaccine is developed, and that is not a given at this point.

Donít get me wrong. I really do hope that an effective vaccine is developed. I expect one eventually will. I just think people who are expecting it it time to resolve the first, or even second, wave are overly optimistic.
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