posted by gut
With no vaccine and no prior immunity. It's brutal on the most vulnerable, but that's because they don't even have related antibodies to help fight it. I just hope this doesn't become seasonal, especially because I don't think this will be the last coronavirus pandemic - we dodged a real bullet that this wasn't anywhere near as deadly as SARS or MERS.
But that first 2 sentences is true for any flu/cold like virus. The seasonal flu is absolutely brutal on infants, the elderly, and those that have other underlining health problems. Same demographics that COVID-19 has been brutal on.
Everything I have read says this will be back this winter just like the swine flu (H1N1) was. It was a 2 year "deal" before we had somewhat of a "vacine" to add to the seasonal flu vaccine for H1N1 and/or we had herd immunity.
COVID-19 will be back this winter, but that will really be the last winter it is back.