Colorado in 'fourth wave' of pandemic, officials say, but state still plans to devolve COVID regulation to counties
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There are more outcomes than just death. For every person that dies there is someone that is permanantly or temporarily disabled. Now is the time to do whatever we need to do as a society to defeat this disease. If that means increasing restrictions for two months until everyone who wants a vaccine can get one then that is a small price to pay.
With the vaccines, we now have an opportunity to end this for good, but we should not waste it by throwing caution to the wind during the final stretch.
If we allow the virus to become endemic we will be paying a higher price for decades to come.
You should demand that your government finish the fight and not cave in to short term thinking.
>"Temporarily" literally just means you are sick, which we should not stop society for, and show me that data for "permanently".
You seriously have not heard of long covid or long haulers? Have you been living under a rock?
You can find lots of information about long term symptoms of SARS-COV-2. This article is probably written in a way that you can understand: [https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/covid-19-and-long-term-lung-damage/](https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/covid-19-and-long-term-lung-damage/)
From the article:
>Early studies suggest typically people who have recovered from COVID-19 see a decline in their ability to do day-to-day physical activities compared to before their infection, and many people experience even more severe long-term lung damage. In some cases, Dr. Zakieh says that damage could be **permanent**.
> I've heard of long term covid, but nothing to suggest its at all a significant thing, everyone I know who has gotten it has gotten over all the major symptoms just fine.
Do you know anyone who has died of it?
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