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My point is that we don’t know what effects this virus has. We can’t know that until enough time has passed for effects to be observed. For instance, human papillomaviruses cause warts. This was known for a long time before it was realised that they also cause cervical cancer, much longer after infection. Various viruses are implicated in causing various cancers long after infection.

Some experts are saying that infection with SARS-CoV-2 ages the immune system by ten years. Some studies have indicated that infection with SARS-CoV-2 decreases IQ by 8% on average. One small study of 100 people who had been infected found that 78 had heart damage, including 12 of 18 whose infection had been entirely symptomless. We have had fit people in their prime, athletes, who have dropped dead from heart attacks months after recovering from covid-19. Another study found that infection decreased sperm count by 50%. This is just a selection, and I’m not saying they are all accurate; I’m saying we should minimise the spread while we discover what the hell we’re dealing with. SARS-CoV-2 can infect almost every cell type in the human body, and it appears specifically adapted to humans, as if produced in human cell cultures in a lab.

Yet all we hear from the anti-lockdown crowd is “IFR, IFR, IFR”, and attempts to minimise it.