RIP herd immunity, you were an ambitious goal, and it seems to me like you lived your life like a candle in the wind.…
Should add that the article notes the herd immunity number - whatever the magical threshold is - was always high, and the variants make it even higher/harder to reach.
“...rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.”

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The cake I’m gonna eat to celebrate when this is all over
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Premier Ford is once again focusing on variants and borders. I wonder if they have some internal polling that suggests this is resonating, because they've been using this line for *weeks* at this point.
Okay, this is a bit preposterous? Ford keeps saying we'll work hard to make sure the variants don't come in(????). This government knew variants could spread in February, and they made several deliberate decisions that were counter to expert advice on how to slow the spread (???)
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“It feels like we are losing her to an addiction.” Man, @JaneLytv did her excellent thing and talked to family members of QAnon believers. No story about the QAnon delusion hit me as hard as this one.…
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So excited to share this with you, friends. This trailer is so fun. The show is even more fun. Episode 1 of POP CHAT is up... NOW. Wherever you get your podcasts.
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