- Feb 27, 2003
I agree on all your points, except there's really no reason to worry about long term effects, because there's really no evidence for long term effects and no way we could prevent them from happening. It only makes sense to worry when we have some kind of evidence that there is something to be worried about.I don't personally think that I'll have problems directly from Covid. My personal worries are:
1) Transmitting it to people that I am close with that would likely have problems directly from Covid. It started with my father-in-law that had stage IV lung cancer. Giving him a lower respiratory tract infection on top of his already limited lung capacity was very likely going to outright kill him.
2) What are the long-term consequences of Covid? No one really knows. Hopefully it is nothing. But we just don't know and will not know for decades. HPV can lead to cancer years later. HIV can lead to AIDS about 1 decade later. Chickenpox can lead to Shingles many decades later. But many other diseases are basically over once you are done with them.