Welcome To The Future. Not quite what we all expected, is it?
Oct. 17, 2022: We've had Covid for 10 days, and seem to be recovering. It's just sniffles and wheezy-chest and coughing - now like a bad cold. It's interesting how completely ineffective the vaccines were - and now the "new" pivot-message is "the vaccines were not supposed to offer protection from catching Covid... blah blah blah"
Of course, that message is complete noxious bullshit. When I get a vaccine, I do *not* expect to get the illness. I don't expect to get small-pox, having had the small-pox vaccine, for example.
What has become obvious, is that the vaccines offered basically no protection at all, against catching Covid, due to the rapid mutation-rate of the virus. It does appear likely, that some benefit is provided, in that the course of "severe" Covid is prevented. The vaccines seem to prevent the extreme Covid illness, where one's lungs become filled with pneumonic fluid, and breathing becomes first difficult, and then impossible, and the patient dies. That outcome is less likely, if one has taken the mRNA vaccines. That does seem clear.
So, get your vaccine-booster. It might save your life. And recognize that this SARS-CoV-2 virus, is likely to become a fixture of life on Earth. The rapid mutation rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus means that it will not ever really go away. The Chinese, with their "Covid-Zero" policy, are being comically stupid, as it is certain that everyone will catch some version of this annoying virus eventually - much like everyone eventually gets a cold. What we are noticing, is that good old fashioned "Asian Food" - sushi (with emphasis on raw fish and high-nutrient proteins) and hot, spicy dishes that are common in Asia, seem to really help one recover strength. Avocado's seem to help. Not sure why. Eat well, and defeat Covid. And get your somewhat-effective vaccines and boosters. Probably get the seasonal "flu shot" also. It's probably going to be a permenant viral "arm's race", with no ending point. (Well, we all have an "ending point", don't we!) :)