From Killer To Common Cold: Herd Protection and the Transitional Phase of Covid-19

From Killer To Common Cold: Herd Protection and the Transitional Phase of Covid-19

by David M Graham

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We cannot eradicate Covid-19, but humans can help the virus grow to be more benign.

To get there, we must enter the Transitional Phase, when Covid-19 transforms from pandemic to another common cold coronavirus. Understanding what a virus wants and how a virus views the world helps. With knowledge of existing human coronaviruses and basic viral/host interactions, we come to understand that herd protection-not herd immunity-is the goal. Immunity is not permanent from coronaviruses, and a vaccine will not be a silver bullet for the vampire that lives within our cells.

After the epidemics are over, new cases do not go away. With or without a vaccine, we must learn how to live with Covid-19 in the world. What will the next few years look like? How can you protect yourself? And how can we help Covid-19 reach its destiny-to become the common cold?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578772868
Publisher: David Graham
Publication date: 09/25/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 180,057
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

How a Virus Views the World

What Does a Virus Want?

Influenza and Pandemics

Human Coronaviruses and Pre-Existing Immunity

Reproduction Numbers and Herd Protection

The Black Box of Non-Susceptible People

Eradication is Impossible

How Epidemics Become Endemic: A History

The Transitional Phase

How to Live with covid in the World

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