Dr. John Campbell is a professor of nursing in the UK. I began watching his daily COVID-19 updates in March 2020. I don’t catch him every day now, but I have found that his information is spot on. Indeed, I credit his medical advice about how to fight this virus as the reason I survived COVID-19 a year ago and haven’t had permanent long-term effects.
He keeps up on the latest scientific research and breaks it down for the lay person. He’s also reported numbers from different areas of the world, and provided information on how to stay safe. Today, he had an announcement about how the medical and scientific communities have shifted the way they talk about COVID-19 in the last few days.
The battle for herd immunity is over – globally and especially here in the U.S. COVID-19 is going to be endemic. Everyone is going to get the virus sooner or later. The way to survive it is to get vaccinated. Then breakthrough infections are similar to a bad cold or flu. Those who are not vaccinated? Well, . . . .
. . . . the Delta Variant carries twice the viral load which is why it’s causing breakthrough infections, and why it’s twice as contagious. The unvaccinated who do get it are also twice as likely to be hospitalized. Here’s the video announcement he posted on the last day of August, 2021.
There’s a reason people are starting to refer to the Delta Variant as the Darwin Variant. Not getting vaccinated is essentially playing Russian Roulette. If you don’t know what Russian Roulette is, go watch the 70’s movie, “The Deer Hunter.” The bottom line is that there are thousands; even tens of thousands of unvaccinated people who won’t be here a year from now. The rest of us need to wrap our heads around that because we’ll be the ones to emerge out of the darkness we’re heading into.