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Old 2nd Feb 2021, 16:05
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rcsa
 
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I know there are colossal epidemiological and biochemical differences, but I would observe that twenty years ago another virus, HIV, had an almost 100% fatality rate. Now, managed with a relatively cheap daily anti-retroviral medication, most HIV patients lead long and healthy lives, and are mostly/largely non-infectious. There is still no vaccine for HIV.

Don't shout at me - I know they are totally different beasts. But HIV medication shows that medical science can come up with a compound that drastically reduces the impact of a virus.

Vaccination, treatment, acquired immunity - they all play their part.

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