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.

@fribbledom That could be also a problem, because if we go to the hyper-hygene road, we also become more vulnerable to infections (bacterial or virical).

Or we wipe infections from existence and reach 400 years of livehood (Asimov's Foundation saga, what a masterpiece). It could be possible, who knows.

The key is keeping a balance between those, otherwise humanity will wipe itself from existence.

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* assumes resistance to old strains also protects against new strains.
This seems hardly certain, and we can probably do some of this via vaccination aswel?
* Idea could also be that immune systems need to be primed somehow. But stuff like the flu, common cold are probably a tiny fraction of what it deals with, and mostly it's not even noticed... (i.e. rolling kids in old leaves can do the same)

I actually don't think i know how the immune system works...

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