Covid, long (tl;dr it might get worse)
Everyone keeps talking about how covid is/will evolve to be less severe. I want to add one opinion to the pile saying that the evolutionary pressure is going in the opposite direction.
There are reasons for diseases to be severe. If you can't take care of yourself it forces people into contact with you, look at how much spread happens in hospitals. The more sick we are the more contact we have to have with people. This means the more chances for the disease to spread.
This is typically mitigated by us doing things like being more careful around people who are sick. This is pushed towards even being harmful to spread if people actively go out of their way to avoid others while they are sick. This is not how things are going right now.
Right now people are actively ignoring the existence of covid on a massive scale, saying it is over and that it is less severe so can be ignored. That is exactly how we give it being severe an evolutionary advantage. This means that no matter how sick people are they are likely to go out and interact with others. In that situation the more someone coughs the more the spread covid, because nobody cares to avoid them. If people can't isolate after getting covid, or can't even isolate while they have it the person who is sick the longest will spread it the most. The more contact a sick kid needs from their parents the more likely they are to all get it.
This stuff isn't this black and white. Evolution doesn't have to follow these specific pressures, especially in the short term, but everyone telling you it can only get less severe from here is lying to you and actively trying to put you in danger. Keep wearing your mask, upgrade it to a respirator even. This could get very much worse before it gets better.
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