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The future?

  • 02-01-2022 12:47am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭ fun loving criminal

    Will this ever burn out?


  • Registered Users Posts: 571 ✭✭✭ Housefree

    It's finished by March

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,328 ✭✭✭✭ Esel


    Post edited by Esel on

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,282 ✭✭✭ StupidLikeAFox

    Ive a feeling it will become a normal illness eventually - feel sick, take a test, if it's positive you isolate and take a pill to treat the illness. Booster vaccines available to those who want them, life goes on hopefully

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,851 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,656 ✭✭✭ Danno

    Yes, three years and three months. Not until then. However, Covid19 as we know it is gone soon, Covid22 will be arriving at the nearest station soon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,655 ✭✭✭ salonfire

    Yes, but another deadly virus will emerge.

    Overpopulation, encroaching further into the wilderness or melting snowcaps releasing buried viruses are perfect sources.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,083 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor

    It will get to the level of the flu, with options for vaccination and treatment when you catch it. How long that will take, who knows but that looks to be the current trajectory.

    There will be longer term societal impacts such as mask wearing will become the norm if you are feeling ill. This happened in many Asian countries after they had various outbreaks in the early 2000's.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,445 ✭✭✭ jacdaniel2014

    I genuinely believe it's more of a question of when will we get bored of it?

    The illness itself is extremely mild and we could have easily removed all restrictions 10 months ago and things would be grand.

    But is the appetite there? Do government want to return to housing crisis? Do NPHET want the day jobs back? Do Garda and healthcare want nightlife back? Do office workers want to go back to the office? Do the media want to find stories to report on?

    If all the above had been taxed heavily to pay for this the attitude would be a lot different.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,627 ✭✭✭✭ Lumen

    Are you referring to the Happy Pear boys or the person that tweeted their instagram pics? 😀

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs

    Overpopulation is a biggie, but it's actually food production that has caused the majority of pandemic viruses. It's why when Europeans went to the Americas they brought a load of killer viruses with them, but brought none back(with the possible exception of syphilis). The various American civilisations didn't have pigs, cattle, ducks, chickens etc living on top of each other and people with wilderness nearby. If you wanted to build an "organic" killer virus lab on the cheap an East Asian wet market mixing wild and intensively farmed meat in a subtropical densely populated area would do the trick. Just leave to simmer...

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭ fun loving criminal

    And somebody in the masking thread took the huge amount of cases as a sign that masks don't work.

    But this is alot of chippers and kitchens which are visible to the public. The management in my own company are still going on about distancing. The managers even sit in their shared office maskless because we still seem to be stuck on the 2020 advice of distancing. It should be about masks, the ffp2 kind and ventilation.

  • Posts: 533 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    I think the major airlines’ time line of normality by 2023 may ultimately prove to be a fairly realistic prediction.

  • Registered Users Posts: 343 ✭✭ Shilock

    White man came across the sea

    He brought us pain and misery

    He killed our tribes, he killed our creed

    He took our game for his own need

    We fought him hard, we fought him well

    Out on the plains we gave him hell

    But many came, too much for Cree

    Oh, will we ever be set free?

    Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes

    Galloping hard on the plains

    Chasing the redskins back to their holes

    Fighting them at their own game

    Murder for freedom the stab in the back

    Women and children are cowards, attack

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Soldier blue in the barren wastes

    Hunting and killing's a game

    Raping the women and wasting the men

    The only good Indians are tame

    Selling them whiskey and taking their gold

    Enslaving the young and destroying the old

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives


    Ah, ah, ah, ah

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

    Run to the hills

    Run for your lives

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,338 ✭✭✭ Bit cynical

    It will turn into one of viruses making up the common cold. Even now, it is commonly mistaken for a cold. However the irrational paranoia surrounding it will continue for many years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,083 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭ Markus Antonius

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Looks like this new French variant , Ihu, is about to stall progress.