The microblog: 2022.05.09 14:31:27

2022.05.09 14:31:27 (1523641799415193600) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Rich Felker (@RichFelker)" (1523467383779725312):

I should emphasize that my question is about the population-level numbers. Examples of boosted people dying don't say that vaccines are useless; similarly, "here are examples of reinfections" isn't the same as "here are millions of new #LongCOVID cases after you said it's over".


2022.05.09 01:48:04 (1523449687918866432) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Is there any scientific basis for today's "Catch COVID once and that's the end of it" narrative? Why shouldn't COVID mutations keep escaping immunity, creating big new waves every year that, in the US, kill hundreds of thousands of people and inflict #LongCOVID on millions more?

2022.05.09 02:58:23 (1523467383779725312) from "Rich Felker (@RichFelker)":

No, it's been completely refuted. Record for re-infection after recovery was 20 days until it dropped a week or so ago to 12 days. Catching COVID does not convey any meaningful immunity, except possibly like a minor booster if you're vaxxed.