In the News (JAMA): “Potential COVID-19 Endgame Scenarios Eradication, Elimination, Cohabitation, or Conflagration?”
“Differential vaccine access, persistent vaccine hesitancy, emerging viral variants, and deadly global disease waves may well stand in the way. In that volatility has heretofore been the invariant attribute of SARS-CoV-2, envisioning a future steady state can be inherently problematic. This Viewpoint describes 4 potential scenarios—eradication, elimination, cohabitation, and conflagration—comprising a spectrum of ‘endgames’ that may constitute the resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, other scenarios also may be possible. …
“What would it take to eradicate SARS-CoV-2? By definition, eradication would require the permanent global reduction of the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2–mediated disease to zero. To realize such an outcome, sufficient herd immunity would have to be achieved through vaccination and prior infection. …
“Given these relatively astringent requirements, eradication may prove to be too aspirational a goal even as a thought experiment, let alone as a public health strategy. However, smallpox, yet another highly contagious respiratory infection, was irreversibly eradicated, an outcome once considered unimaginable. …
“Other vaccine-preventable airborne diseases such as measles and rubella have been the subject of elimination, that is, the regional, rather than global reduction of disease prevalence to zero. … Elimination may be close-at-hand in Israel, a model of vaccination efficiency wherein incident SARS-CoV-2 cases are presently at 0.7% of their all-time high. …
“absent indefinite future vaccination efforts against SARS-CoV-2, durable elimination, let alone eradication, may prove infeasible.
“Alternatively, might a more civil cohabitation be achieved with SARS-CoV-2, an outcome short of all-out eradication or substantial elimination? In this scenario, vaccine-mediated protection would go so far as to prevent the most severe manifestations of COVID-19, interrupt the chain of viral transmission, and counter the majority of emergent viral variants. …
“Absent a cohabitation option, the endgame may well come to resemble a conflagration, that is, a steady state characterized by moderate-level endemicity of SARS-CoV-2. With large segments of the population undervaccinated due to access constraints, hesitancy, or immunocompromised states, the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 is bound to remain robust. This would afford the virus with continuous opportunities to replicate and adapt so as to evade host-mediated and vaccine-derived immune responses. Among vaccinated populations, infections could still arise periodically due to incomplete vaccine-derived immunity, the waning of vaccine efficacy, evasion by new viral variants, or transmission from the unvaccinated. …
“The degree of conflagration may come to depend substantially on the efficacy and acceptance of vaccines by geography. …
“Only a year ago, much of the world was united in lockdown in the midst of the first outbreak of COVID-19. Today, the global experience is widely divergent. Israel, New Zealand, Vietnam, and Brunei may well be approaching elimination. The United Kingdom, the United States, and China, for their part, appear to exist in a state of cohabitation. In contrast, India, other parts of Southeast Asia, and much of South America appear to be weighed down by a conflagration-like state. …Ultimately, where on the endgame spectrum individual countries end up will depend on both the collective choices and realities of the global community and the oft-inscrutable and perhaps unpredictable dynamics of SARS-CoV-2.”
Question: No one seems to know when the pandemic will end. Do you know?
Answer: No. It depends only on people.
Question: What should people do to end the pandemic?
Answer: They must do everything together. Let’s all of us together, but all together and in the same manner, stop observing any precautions. And the pandemic will end.
No germs, no infections at all. We destroy all of them with our connection. It is said that a city of the wicked that are all together is impossible to overtake by storm or by anything.
Question: Ok, let’s fantasize. If all of humanity decided not t0 observe any precautions, what would happen?
Answer: Do whatever you want! Just do so that everyone is, as they say, soul to soul. No harm will come to you. “Only together” is the miracle.
Comment: We might as well decide together that we are taking precautions or decide that we are not taking them. But we do it together.
My Response: Yes, the main thing is together. We can rebel against the Creator. If we are all together, “My sons defeated me” is what the Creator will say in this case.
Thus, there is another solution instead of these four.
Only together, no matter what. This is the cure for everything.
Question: Is this a language that nature understands?
Answer: Of course! It is the only one.
Comment: And when we are separated, when we are against each other.
My Response: You can fabricate anything but every day more and more new viruses and all sorts of things will be revealed and will be crawling out to you.
Question: Do you think that this is what nature is pushing us all to, and it leads us only to this?
Answer: Of course! So that we would raise our hands and say: “That’s it! We give up, God, just help us make a common decision.”
Question: Will we come to this? It looks so unrealistic, especially today. Will we be able to take this step toward unity? Will we be able to or not?
Answer: The Creator wants us to come to this by ourselves. We will come at some point.
Gradually, more and more people in the world understand hopelessness, but they simply do not see a solution. On the other hand, our group is growing, it understands this solution and gradually wants to reach it. Of course they will come together.
I do not have a request to the Creator because He has a program, and according to this program, terrible suffering lies ahead! It will eventually bring us to a normal state and make human beings out of us.
This means that we will understand clearly what is happening to us, who we are, what we should do, how we should think about each other, and so on. It will make humans out of us! However, this is certainly a very long path.
Yet, there is a short way. It is the path of light when we, by our coming closer to each other, cause the manifestation of the upper light upon us, which is the quality of bestowal, love, and connection. Then we will get rid of any pandemic very quickly and easily.
Question: Is this your fifth scenario?
Answer: Yes, in addition to those four.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 9/9/21
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