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Old 28th June 2020, 01:38 PM   #111
Skeptic Ginger
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
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.
I wish people would quit comparing this virus to influenza when it comes to continually needing annual vaccinations.

Vaccines may only provide time limited protection, but it won't be because the virus mutates to become immune to the vaccine. It's not likely.
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