- Jun 5, 2012
The problem is that the two dominant versions of the virus we have experienced are , believe it or not, relatively benign (despite having killed almost 5 million people globally). The mortality rate of what we have experienced is fairly low; Epsilon or Zeta might double or triple Delta's lethality and be twice as transmissible. And until we reach critical mass in vaccinations, the virus will continue to mutate. We can (and I think eventually will) prevent that; the question is how many people will die before we get thereAll fair points, at this point everyone has to take responsibility for themselves. Luckily, even with the current spike, we are much better equipped to handle surges thanks to the vaccine.