We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Data from Singapore and Israel indicate that protection from the Covid vaccine only lasts for 3-4 months and then fades quickly. Immunity from actual infection is more complex and long-lasting, but still not forever. All we have so far is 18 months of data but at least natural immunity is a bit more protective.
If we're depending on the vaccine, herd immunity isn't going to happen.
Will public health leadership be able to adjust its strategies and messaging accordingly?
What makes you think that public health leadership gives a shit any more than the educational establishment gives a shit. Government employees do not have your interests in mind...only their own interests. Doesn't matter if it is local, state, or federal government employees and the further away from you that they reside the less they care.
Not "adults" but the "educated strata", the professors have displayed far more loss of regulation of emotions and discipline of intellect in regard to COVID. Must less establishment of principles or able to overcome their desires in face of documented reality.
Many are in a panic this week because the "vaccines" don't confer 100% sterilizing immunity, which is exactly what was documented about the vaccines when they got the EUA. That is, that the "vaccines" had high efficiency in preventing serious symptomatic COVID and death, but not that they prevented all the vaccinated from getting the virus.
I can't tell you how many of the educated strata attacked me when I pointed this out about the "vaccines" with hysterical "vaccines give you immunity".
The non-college aren't screaming for children with a 99.999% of no or mild symptoms of COVID and who were only >0.1% of the deaths so far (500) to be put in masks and all the accompanying bad impacts of that.
The "educated" reader is the one who is panicked by the media and their fear of not being a follower of the latest pied piper
“Why you fool, it’s the educated reader who CAN be gulled. All our difficulty comes with the others. When did you meet a workman who believes the papers? He takes it for granted that they’re all propaganda and skips the leading articles. He buys his paper for the football results and the little paragraphs about girls falling out of windows and corpses found in Mayfair flats. He is our problem. We have to recondition him. But the educated public, the people who read the high-brow weeklies, don’t need reconditioning. They’re all right already. They’ll believe anything.”
— C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
aside from this being a slate -get in front of the train wreck- spin piece.... I'd have to say the good doc's "noble lies" bear a certain stench from his duplicitous role in off-shoring the GainOfFunction studies&research he had done in the CHICOM's biowarfare Wuhan complex ....