- Aug 14, 2009
- Westcliff riviera
I'm sorry, but I'm not quite sure where this is going. I posted originally that I found the statement from the Deputy Chief Madical Officer as being scary. I don't disagree with your flu assessment, and yes, we are better equiped to cope with it as a population. As for the future of covid19, if there is a vaccine developed and if more of the UK population develop an immunity to it then I will feel less uneasy. But for now I'm fretful.Its more virulent because there is no immunity in the population, it sweeps through like a tidal wave. The same would happen with influenza but there is a base of immunity within the population. Influenza A has around 132 variations which people have may have had at one time or another in their life time in varying degrees. Every February the WHO meets to decided which two strains of Influenza A and B they think is going to be the most virulent for the next year and put that in the vaccine. Covid 19 has been a problem as its new and there is no immunity. It is also likely to mutate again.