Full disclosure: I’m not a scientist. I don’t pretend to be one. I’m just an ordinary person trying to make it through some extraordinary times.
With all the focus on vaccines, I’ve been wondering:
What’s being done to cure people when they get sick from COVID-19? What’s being done to ease their symptoms, shorten the duration of their illness, and restore them to full health?
Every day, we hear statistics on how many people have been vaccinated, on new cases, on deaths, on new strains — all important information. But why are we not hearing more about treatment?
Some pundits and politicians stress the importance of getting vaccinated. Others question the safety of vaccines. Too many people aren’t sure what to believe.
Vaccines are important. They’ve eradicated a number of devastating diseases. But they’re not perfect and they shouldn’t be the sole weapon in the battle against COVID-19.
I’m sure researchers are working on treatments. Let’s shine a spotlight on them.
If we put as much energy into developing and publicizing treatments for COVID-19 as we have into bullying people to take a vaccine they don’t want, we could turn this disease into something that’s unpleasant but survivable, something like a bad cold or a curable infection. Then the natural immunity that would come from that coupled with the vaccine protection for people who want it would quickly move us toward the herd immunity we’ve been told is the goal.
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