But even this small fraction of the total number of people who’ve had covid (31 million in the US) do get over it eventually. Haven’t you had a cold or bronchitis or the like that went on for weeks? I have, but eventually those things went away. And I once had a lung infection that took months to go away. Anything that goes away completely in a few weeks or months is unpleasant, but not something to elicit great fear (such as cancer). And again, although the number seems large, the fraction of “long haulers” (10%) is really pretty small. I feel badly for those unfortunate people, but it’s good to know that at least the long-haul after-effects of the covid do eventually go away
And by the way, I’ve been a supporter and active participant in mask-wearing since the beginning. I only raised the question earlier as to whether that requirement too couldn’t be removed (so to speak) once we reach herd immunity, which it appears the governor believes will be in mid-June. I have yet to hear or read a really solid scientific answer to that question, just negative response to the question itself.
I respect other’s opinions on these and other subjects, pro and con, but we can remain civil in our dialogue.