They can’t rush the vaccine.
I’m sure they want to, the world holds its breath eagerly for daily updates,
but as the news cycle rehashes the same information with updated numerals, the outcome is still the same:
We must wait.
A Guns and Roses song, a proverb, a mother’s wish,
Patience is a choice, a mode of behavior, a muscle long forgotten, an under appreciated value.
And now we need it more than ever.
Please stop talking about opening the economy. Please stop talking about all of the negative impacts on business, what is the alternative? Throw thousands of people into the viral slaughter, who wants to volunteer?
Death is easy when you’re pointing the figure at a distance —
But for you, your parents? Your friends?
Okay, so shut the fuck up and sit back down and accept it—
The world needs a little patience.
Hundreds of years of evolving medical discoveries,
and the best weapon we have against an unknown pathogen is the same weapon we used in the 14th century to fight the Black Death —
Watching covidiots ‘protest’ the stay at home orders is America’s eroding education system on full display for the world to see.
Covid-19 didn’t invent the Quarantine, in fact it’s been used periodically throughout history—because it’s sometimes the most powerful weapon we have,
and save your life.
I can’t watch the news anymore because it’s the same information being blenderized and repackaged as daily news.
We just have to sit here and wait. If we’re lucky we’ll have a vaccine within 2 years. Or the virus will mutate into a less virulent form and start to disappear, which is what my ID doctor thinks eventually will happen. He said bat viruses don’t like to be in humans so they change quickly. Measles has been measles for a long time and it’s a very stable virus (so get your fucking vaccine),
but bat viruses don’t like to be in people so they mutate faster, and eventually mutate themselves harmless.
But that isn’t a sexy news story, and it definitely doesn’t give us a storyline to follow—‘let’s wait until the virus mutates away’,
but the truth is, the virus mutating into a more benign form,
is probably just as likely to save us, as the narrative of a vaccine racing through development, to producing enough of it, to getting everyone an actual shot, to reach herd immunity.
People have taken the vaccines we do have for granted for so long they don’t realize how truly remarkable (and how much development and work) each vaccine takes to create one of them.
There is nothing we can do but wait.