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It's not just the vaccine. There are many causes for hope in the fight against Covid - Devi Sridhar
This is why it's so important to reduce transmission now. Some have argued that enforcing lockdown restrictions in the present just means delaying the future death toll, but this ignores the role of scientific progress, and the treatments and vaccines that are becoming available. Now, if you're admitted to hospital with Covid, you're much more likely to survive than nine months ago. Every time we stop someone getting infected, it gives them a chance to live into an era where better therapies and treatments are available.

... The ultimate exit strategy from this pandemic will involve a safe and effective vaccine, treatments for those who have Covid-19, and cheap mass testing. We already have some of these tools, with more expected in the coming months. Although winter will be challenging, with shorter, darker days, colder weather and an overstretched health service, the progress of science means we will have a window of opportunity to break this destructive cycle of lockdowns in the spring. That should give us all cause for hope and optimism.



Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Nov 20th, 2020 at 11:18:32 PM EST

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