Gareth Harper wrote:Herd Immunity
The evidence isn't yet certain but the preliminary data is there is no or little reinfection, so there should be some resistance to it once you've had it. This means, fingers crossed because it's not yet certain, once it has ripped through humanity once the rates of transmission for second waves will be much lesser. Not zero but not Zombie War level either. Even best-case Herd Immunity will offer lesser protection to the individual than vaccination, but that said significantly more protection than the present. So the hope, not an unreasonable one but it's only that, is subsequent waves will have much less of an impact upon society and people than the first wave - and that will help whilst we wait for a vaccine to hit production (which is speculated to be around 2 years time).
Self-isolation is not about you not catching this bug, the assumption is the large majority will. Self-isolation is about not everyone catching this at once so the NHS doesn't get overwhelmed. Basically the chances are you WILL get this but the government is trying to delay that day as long as possible in case your recovery happens to require an iron lung.