What nobody seems to be talking about:

Due to the increased hygiene awareness and rules, fewer people than typical have been infected with other viral or bacterial infections since March.

"Our influenza season ended pretty abruptly in March. In the southern hemisphere the influenza season has gone almost unnoticed. Most other cold viruses have also become rare." (C. Drosten)

There is a lot to learn and research here.

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@fribbledom mhmm, and much of it is unflattering. from way back before lockdowns, when the instruction how to wash hands caused the first time i’d ever seen a queue form at the sink in the gym changing rooms, to ‘teaching people how to wash hands’ being all it took to take out a steady cause of death we’ve been having for practically forever, it doesn’t make us look all too civilised.

but if it means we’ll finally get round to adopting simple measures that other countries had working in their favour for years, i’ll take it.

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