And able to wait this one out
The seven point stumble
Does me no worry like (I guess)
People near or at retiring
II. Fever and Dry Cough
A League of Legends chat room message read
The only good thing about COVID-19 is
All the antivaksers will die.
That joke, like some, is untrue.
When a vaccine might be viable,
In eighteen months at least,
Death depends on whether COVID is seasonal
--Like Influenza A or B--
Or/and if a vaccine can eradicate the ailment
--As Polio in all but mountainous Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria--
Take the flu: not all antivaksers die.
They push death onto the at-risk humans
By not conferring more effective herd immunity.
Take polio: only those unreached
Encased in decades of war and siege
Remain afflicted, globally.
Numbers can be scary
And we are experts at numbers, lately.