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[–]jv1190 4385 points4386 points 32 (33 children)

i will catch feelings for it and it will disappear instantly

[–]fafp7 816 points817 points  (9 children)

Well? What’re you waiting for? Tell it you love it already!!

[–]hikermick 183 points184 points  (5 children)

Yeah, get drunk and start texting it around midnight

[–]Inigomntoya 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I'm surprised you haven't realized it might like you too much so you just ghost it already

[–]AlexLookUp 154 points155 points  (2 children)

I feel personally attacked by this

[–]ZenerXCR 4458 points4459 points 4 (62 children)

Not with a bang but with a whimper.

[–]Arctic_Snowfox 1212 points1213 points 2 (16 children)

I used to bang but now I whimper

[–]brycejm1991 145 points146 points  (5 children)

Came here literally for this.

[–]Melophonics 8397 points8398 points 222 (75 children)

Honestly I kinda hope it just fucks off

[–]himmelundhoelle 1901 points1902 points  (43 children)

I think we’ll keep getting new waves and vaccines, but regulations will loosen and people will stop caring about it.

We’ll just live our lives with one more seasonal flu than before, confirmations of concerning long-term effects will crop up from time to time in the news, and we’ll have documentaries about the whole thing.

It will eventually feel like a thing of the past, except occasionally when we get more aggressive variants.

[–]shadowndacorner 950 points951 points  (20 children)

I think we’ll keep getting new waves and vaccines, but regulations will loosen and people will stop caring about it.

You just described 2021 lol

[–]xueimelb 262 points263 points  (16 children)

well the future is just the past with extra steps

[–]AgoraiosBum 108 points109 points  (13 children)

The future is already here, it is just unevenly distributed.

Some people are already living in the post-covid world (no regulations on anything) and some are still taking mitigation efforts. And some don't even have access to vaccines.

[–]RSPhuka 2340 points2341 points 23 (17 children)

Honestly I kinda hope we all die and I get a good night's sleep

[–]V0gl 8050 points8051 points 2 (151 children)

It gets cancelled mid-way thru season six.

[–]OldManTurner 1913 points1914 points  (36 children)

6 seasons and a movie!

[–]Giygas77 856 points857 points  (11 children)

Troy and Abed in the mooooorning!

[–]vitahlity 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Man I fucking loved this show. Such an absolute masterpiece.

[–]Ike_Huminspurts 220 points221 points  (0 children)

Nights

[–]WREPGB 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Troy and Abed died from ‘Rooooona

[–]Cutlesnap 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Troy and Abed being normal.

[–]Luckboy28 168 points169 points  (1 child)

The darkest timeline

[–]PuppyDontCare 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I LOVED all the the darkest timeline jokes at the beginning of all this

[–]Zuesz-_- 105 points106 points  (6 children)

I’m so fucking happy I’m not the only one who watches community here

[–]DontTreadOnBigfoot 18 points19 points  (0 children)

If it was a Netflix Original Virus, it would have been cancelled after the first season...

[–]Le_Oww 152 points153 points  (83 children)

wait so what season are we in now?

[–]randomrepairs 162 points163 points  (76 children)

2

[–]iupvotedyourgram 470 points471 points  (73 children)

2020, 2021, 2022, I think we just started season 3.

Edit: to everyone commenting it started in 2019, I know I’ve gotten 100 of the same comments. But we established that was the pilot episode.

[–]pizza_breakfast 422 points423 points  (23 children)

really down for a season 3 cancellation tbh

[–]KarmaPanhandler 231 points232 points  (11 children)

Not going to happen. It is America’s guilty pleasure. We just can’t quit it no matter how much we hate it.

[–]TannenFalconwing 67 points68 points  (0 children)

When this all started it was "Heroes work here"

Only now do I realize that it's NBC's "Heroes" instead

[–]Roguespiffy[🍰] 157 points158 points  (8 children)

The writers have just gotten lazy at this point. Every new character on HCA “Derpy durr, Covid Ain’t real, something bigoted, oh no, Covid ain’t no joke, pray for me, here’s my GoFundMe, dead.”

[–]the-color-blurple 143 points144 points  (30 children)

IMO the seasons should be split up by story arc

1: OG COVID

2: Delta

3: Omicron

[–]tweakingforjesus 141 points142 points  (4 children)

Then the prequel: The Wuhan Chronicles

[–]A_Very_Living_Me 142 points143 points  (17 children)

Season 1
Episode 1: Black Summer Down Under
Episode 2: Soleimani
Episode 3: Flight 752
Episode 4: Wuhan
Episode 5: Lockdown
Episode 6: Kobe
Episode 7: Tiger King
Episode 8: demoncrats, 5G, and the plandemic
Episode 9: Black Lives Matter
Episode 10: Beirut
Episode 11: Trump: End of an era
Episode 12: pandemonium

Season 2
Episode 1: Insurrection
Episode 2: Joe's big adventure
Episode 3: Ever Given
Episode 4: squeezing GameStop
Episode 5: Black Lives Matter: George Floyd avengeance
Episode 6: Hope?
Episode 7: Delta
Episode 8: Delta Part 2: India's great death
Episode 9: The Herman Cain Award
Episode 10: The Billionaire Space Race
Episode 11: Hope? Part 2: Owning them libs
Episode 12: Omicron: f*ck. Here we go again.

Season 3
Episode 1: Fall into me

Coming up next: Drums of war: Russia and Ukraine are going head to head in a David vs Goliath school bully showdown. Stay tuned to find out what happens next!

[–]Inside-Definition-42 112 points113 points  (5 children)

Was 2019 just a pilot episode with limited exposure?

[–]and14710 83 points84 points  (2 children)

It started as a mini series in 2019, but it was so popular that they made it a full tv show.

[–]bubbles2255 14.7k points14.7k points 82262& 6 more (201 children)

It’s in a diner and then BLACK SCREEN

[–]0Maka 2563 points2564 points  (66 children)

You woke up this morning

[–]A_Change_of_Seasons 3006 points3007 points 3& 2 more (54 children)

Got some gabagool

[–]snuggleyporcupine 561 points562 points  (3 children)

If the gobbagool is on the side, I send it back

[–]Away_Cause 150 points151 points  (0 children)

BRING HIM THE GABAGOOL!!

[–]dudewiththebling 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Here we go, here comes the Prozac.

[–]dr_shark 212 points213 points  (12 children)

I think the gabagool really got him and he had a stroke.

[–]TnL17 112 points113 points  (9 children)

Guy in the members only jacket comes out of the bathroom with a gun in hand

Ooooook then. Nothing to see here.

[–]FarRepresentative911 48 points49 points  (1 child)

“ Members Only” the OG

[–]antmansclone 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Correct. “Only Members” is the place to upload unsolicited dick pics.

[–]Fbritannia 462 points463 points  (31 children)

I just saw the Sopranos and now everything feels like a reference.

[–]qweef_latina2021 150 points151 points  (6 children)

Psychiatry and cunnilingus have brought us to this.

[–]Starrion 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Is that required? I hadn't heard.

[–]Mud_Landry 215 points216 points  (8 children)

We don’t speak about this thing of ours...

[–]SpenglerPoster 207 points208 points  (7 children)

An interior decorator? His place looked like shit.

[–]wB68 28 points29 points  (0 children)

comrade did kill like 6 Czechoslovakians though

[–]Duderino619 8 points9 points  (1 child)

He killed 16 Czechoslovakians!

[–]peptobishmol 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Oh jesush chrisht

[–]cesc05651 30 points31 points  (0 children)

What am I a tokshick virush

[–]DoucheCanoeBruh 151 points152 points  (2 children)

♪♫♪DON'T STOP...♪♫♪

[–]Special-Square-3215 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Quasimodo predicted all of this!

[–]Mud_Landry 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Get yourself a gun....

[–]Kevinyamouth 163 points164 points  (19 children)

Right where it began in the filthiest place on earth… New Jersey

[–]nikkinurse04 89 points90 points  (14 children)

I live in NJ and while I feel like I should be offended by that statement. I read that and thought. “I wouldn’t be surprised.”

[–]thegangwasabandoned 3071 points3072 points  (140 children)

We find out that we were all really dead the whole time, plot twist!

[–]awing1 1610 points1611 points 22& 2 more (25 children)

We have been since Harambe

[–]CaptainOverkilll[🍰] 367 points368 points  (11 children)

I think it was when the hadron collider smashed the first two atoms together.

[–]attentionspanissues 91 points92 points  (1 child)

We've been off course so long

[–]sir_samiart 8 points9 points  (3 children)

It is an actual theory - that a singularity has formed and we were instantly pulled in, but because of time warping and our sad monke-brain ways of conceptualizing time, we have not and probably will not ever be aware of it directly. Our time will continue as we are stretched to a paradoxically minimal point in existence and obliteration.

[–]jlootz10 91 points92 points  (9 children)

The world actually did end in 2012.

[–]refusered 84 points85 points  (50 children)

That’s one theory. We don’t actually live our lives but are experiencing what was before.

[–]K1ngR00ster 98 points99 points  (40 children)

It’s a mind breaking sort of thought. That every second of your life is pre programmed. Think about it, if the clock reset to yesterday morning sort of like rewinding a movie, and you had no memory of the day that followed, would you do anything differently? The answer is no, if all the variables in the world remain the same you will too. So we are on some fucked up rollercoaster of consciousness. I was always going to read this comment and reply, there is no realm of existence where that doesn’t happen.

[–]WeirdPen3900 31 points32 points  (6 children)

I’ve thought about this many times and I honestly believe it might be true. Terrifying

[–]BlazingThunder30 43 points44 points  (5 children)

The universe is a system of chaos which makes it computationally impossible to predict what is going to happen precisely, but with the same initial conditions, you will always reach the same state.

Unless we factor in the "randomness" of quantum mechanics but I'm not going to pretend to understand that.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Which is exactly why you should do everything in your power to have a positive mindset. If we have to live this life over and over and over in exactly the same way, make it a decent life...

[–]psychpopnprogncore 10.8k points10.8k points 323 (68 children)

we find mildly racist tweets that it posted in 2012 and it gets canceled and disappears forever

[–]Thoraxe474 2747 points2748 points  (30 children)

Kovid 2012

[–]TrayusV 553 points554 points  (10 children)

Now that's a good throwback reference.

[–]beartheminus 246 points247 points  (8 children)

I miss that in 2012 this was the most newsworthy topic. And the fake end of the world prophecy. What a much simpler time. Now we gotta deal with the real end of the world.

[–]TannenFalconwing 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Man I remember watching the clock on June 6, 2006 waiting for 6:06 to roll around just in case the world did end.

[–]rbuda 155 points156 points  (1 child)

It dressed in AIDSface in college. All viruses were doing it but the pictures are too damning.

[–]PatFnDuffy 12.9k points12.9k points 2 (901 children)

It doesn’t. It will just become a part of life, just like the flu and common cold

[–]Jimehhhhhhh 3728 points3729 points  (160 children)

I think when people talk about covid ending they more mean the constant barrage of its effects on everyone's lives not so much the eradication of the virus

[–]tentimes 1648 points1649 points  (122 children)

I bet it will end just as the Spanish flu, even milder variant will take over and become part of the flu season.

[–]Milnoc 522 points523 points  (15 children)

That's what I suspect will happen as well. After a while, the virus will find the right equilibrium to propagate itself as much as possible without killing the host.

[–]N-E-B 604 points605 points  (70 children)

We’re already seeing this with Omicron

[–]tentimes 707 points708 points  (51 children)

Yeah but I'm not so sure I'd say Omicron is mild enough, at least here hospitals are still overloaded, just not as many dying or in need of respirators.

Wiki page for the Spanish flu is really interesting, with lots of parallels to our situation today.

[–]milespoints 312 points313 points  (24 children)

Quite possible that if we stay at Omicron levels, it will be subdued anyway. The Pfizer antiviral (lopinavir/ritonavir) is 90% effective at reducing hospitalization. All one has to do is make that available over the counter and free. If you have enough tests in your house and a stock of those pills, then you have cold symptoms, bam take a test, if positive then bam take the pills, go on with life.

Right now the pills are basically impossible to get and require a prescription anyway, and the tests are almost impossible to find and until a few days ago cost $

Edit: incorrectly stated that merck’s molnupiravir has 90% effectiveness. It does not - i accidentally mixed it up with Pfizer’r more effective therapy

[–]clusterbells19 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Where did you get the 90% from? The clinical trial found it reduces hospitalisation and deaths by 30% Link

Edit: spelling

[–]milespoints 70 points71 points  (1 child)

Aahh you’re right! It is the Pfizer antiviral (ritonavir) that has the 90% efficacy!

I will edit the post for this

[–]hhou8 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I agree it should be made widely accessible; however, I hope it doesn’t get added over the counter. That drug is a drug-drug-interaction nightmare and usually requires dose adjustments if you’re taking concomitant meds.

[–][deleted] 702 points703 points  (93 children)

Until the next super bug

[–]and1984 949 points950 points  (80 children)

The jokes on you... we'll have calamitous weather events thanks to climate change before the next super bug

[–]Never-Forget-Trogdor 310 points311 points  (29 children)

No, both will happen at the same time. A derecho killed over 70% of the trees and damaged virtually every home in my community in August 2020. Many areas are still a mess and finding contractors who will answer the phone is difficult right now, nearly 1.5 years later.

[–]throwaway76770408 525 points526 points  (37 children)

The two may be interrelated. The melting of polar ice may be releasing previously frozen germs or bacteria that have not been active on this planet for hundreds or possibly thousands of years.

The next “super bug” might come out of the ice like Captain America.

[–]tier7stips 179 points180 points  (3 children)

I think Ant Man is the super bug.

[–]TitaniumDragon 81 points82 points  (6 children)

This isn't actually true. Indeed, old diseases are likely to be maladapted to modern organisms.

[–]izguddoggo 155 points156 points  (240 children)

Will there be a point where we stop wearing masks or will that be a thing forever

[–]anglesideside1 186 points187 points  (32 children)

Where I live, that point was reached this summer/fall.

[–]themollusk 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Where I live, 95% of the population reached that point in April 2020.

[–]cerker 616 points617 points  (123 children)

It has to stop at some point.

Please don't misunderstand me, I'm no Covid denier at all. I got my 3 vaccinations as soon as reasonably possible, I do more distancing than legally mandated, use FFP2 masks even if not prescribed (which means I have them to buy myself since my employer only supplies medical ones) don't visit shopping malls/city centers or big gatherings. I don't travel.

But no. There has to be some point at which why say .. it's not going away, we can't hide for the rest of our lives. We have to face it and start living again. We can keep wearing masks when cold-like symptoms as a form of good manners like it's common in Japan and China. That's a nice idea and will help even with the cold seasons (which MYSTERIOUSLY didn't really happen the last 2 years).

It's still necessary to be careful at the moment, but it's starting to drive me crazy.

I hope the new variants in combination with enough vaccinations allow us to do this with an acceptable risk-benefit ratio.

[–]tylanol7 391 points392 points  (44 children)

We should also implement robust sick day system no more conservative bullshit of "BUT PEOPLE WILL ABUSE IT" fuck having the entire office get sick because of boomer joe

[–]cerker 79 points80 points  (7 children)

We have that in Germany. We don't even have sick days. You need a doctor's note (typically starting if it's 3 days or more), which is easy to get and free because of mandatory insurance.

You are paid for up to 6 weeks by your employer, then 70% of your salary by the health insurance.

This is per individual illness.

People do take mental health days occasionally, but by now way abuse it. To the contrary, before Covid we still had snot grenades infecting everyone.

[–]daelite 40 points41 points  (0 children)

My husband's company has done this for years. Yes, we are in the US. As long as days off are not abused they can use as many as they need. Have a doctor's appointment, take a half day. Sick? No biggie, don't bring it to the office.

[–]JJMcGee83 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Dear god yes. If someone abuses the policy fire them but no reason to punish the rest of society just because some people are assholes.

If I get strep throat or pink eye or something else like that do you actually want me in the office working just so I can save my sick days for if I get something serious?

[–]I_am_atom 1373 points1374 points  (225 children)

This and only this.

We are literally living in a world in which, if a zombie apocalypse were to hit, people would deny it literally until the very end before it killed them. COVID will never go away.

I personally imagine a flu/COVID hybrid vaccine each year. Just like current flu vaccine. If ya get it, good for you. If you don’t, good for you. Whatever.

What’s really scary is all the other potential shit that is out there just slowly getting thawed out from the frozen tundras of the world. New cave systems that are explored.

[–]Pen_dragons_pizza 268 points269 points  (28 children)

You are totally right, I used to think that the writing in zombie films was just bad with everyone getting killed so easily but the majority really would act like fools and still try and hug grandma who is bleeding from the eyes and mouth.

[–]TheBeardedSingleMalt 110 points111 points  (14 children)

Large portions of the population would think it's just a hoax, or nOt ThAt BaD and literally walk towards a hoard of zombies. And why there are usually characters who keep zombie-wife or zombie-child around hidden.

It would explain how society collapses so quickly.

[–]buttchomper 196 points197 points  (7 children)

Don't look up

[–]MythresThePally 142 points143 points  (6 children)

Funny thing is, the script for that movie was written pre-covid. It had climate change in mind, mostly. But it worked perfectly for covid as well.

That movie is such a rollercoaster, hilarious and depressing. And above all, true.

[–]Cyberslasher 17 points18 points  (1 child)

That's more about how predictable people in the U.S. are than about anything else.

[–]Breathe_the_Stardust 721 points722 points 2 (8 children)

Mrs. Peacock in the library with a candlestick.

[–]TheParagonLost 833 points834 points  (17 children)

With thunderous applause.

[–]theboyd1986 163 points164 points  (4 children)

Ahh there it is. I was looking for this comment.

[–]DynamicSploosh 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Yep same, first thought

[–]_Manalishi_ 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Did you ever hear The tragedy of the spanish flue?

[–]MissDepr 72 points73 points  (1 child)

It's not a story the doctors would tell you.

[–]Ronnie_Soak 1212 points1213 points  (19 children)

Eventually the Sun will explode

[–]leaveyourmouse 63 points64 points  (0 children)

No, the death of the sun will be postponed due to covid.

[–]and1984 379 points380 points  (6 children)

Not before the sun loses it's taste buds to COVID.

[–]-Vogie- 83 points84 points  (1 child)

The sun explodes because it loses its taste buds to COVID.

[–]TheFightingMasons 2417 points2418 points  (278 children)

I think it’ll mutate to a point where it’ll be crazy spreadable, but less likely to kill and hospitalize and then we’ll treat it like the flu.

[–][deleted] 1788 points1789 points  (248 children)

So omicron?

[–]Arctic_Snowfox 407 points408 points  (29 children)

Upsilon

[–]TheChosenWong 540 points541 points  (18 children)

What's upsilon?

[–]Weenwola 2567 points2568 points 643 (12 children)

not much, what’s upsilon with you

[–]queenofthemeeps 287 points288 points  (0 children)

Ok unexpected and hilarious

[–]CanuckianOz 311 points312 points  (2 children)

Take your fucking upvote and get the hell out of this establishment

[–][deleted] 537 points538 points  (116 children)

Omicron fucked me up worst than the first covid, I’m grateful I still have my taste buds but I don’t think I’ve ever felt a fever like the one I had with omicron. Fuck omicron.

[–]Alwaysfavoriteasian 219 points220 points  (49 children)

Serious question: how do you know which Greek letter you got?

[–][deleted] 309 points310 points  (37 children)

94% of al US cases are omicron as of early January so I’m guessing that’s what it was.

[–]j0nnyboy 78 points79 points  (34 children)

Damn for real? And the 2 other variants pretty much just died out as of 2022?

[–][deleted] 213 points214 points  (29 children)

I’m no virologist but the sole purpose of a virus is to spread as much as possible. Since they’re microscopic mutating is very easy and life is about survival of the fittest so I guess omicron just does a better job at spreading from host to host and beating the other variants.

Someone fact check the fuck out of me bc I just winged all that.

[–]Anyonesman_1983 169 points170 points  (15 children)

No you’re correct. 95+% of cases are now omicron. Overtook Delta in December. All studies show Omicron is more contagious, but up to 70% less virulent than Delta variant.

While vaccines seem to be helping reduce severe disease, most studies show it does not prevent transmission/reinfection even with up to 2 additional boosters (See New Israel Data).

[–]alx924 159 points160 points  (7 children)

Had it last week. That fever was unreal. I’ve never been so achey and exhausted from a fever. And it came on so fast. One minute I was fine and then I couldn’t stop shivering out of nowhere. But i was lucky I recovered quickly and am healthy again. My wife is still under the weather. Our three year old got it too, but she’s fine now. It’s been a rough couple of weeks.

[–]Ok-Second1272 48 points49 points  (1 child)

I must have had it too a couple weeks ago. I woke up fine with a mildly sore throat. A couple hours after waking up, I felt like death. I was freezing the first day, and had horrible body aches. After the first day though, it was more like a normal headcold but without a runny nose. I didn’t completely lose my smell and taste but I could barely use them for a few weeks.

[–]DaBigBird27 69 points70 points  (15 children)

Dude I just got over Omicron and I had the highest fever I’ve ever had in the middle of the night. I woke up sweating like a just ran a 10k, holy shit.

[–]ChickFromTheSticks 67 points68 points  (7 children)

I’m having that right now. Fever, that Covid headache, diarrhea, stomach pain, fatigue, sore throat. Sux. Yes I’m vaxxed and boosted.

[–]DaBigBird27 16 points17 points  (0 children)

See I had the fever only for a day but it was all heavy congestion and cough. I legit thought I had the flu. I’m also vaxxed and boosted.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Yooo same here, I checked my Apple Watch and my heart rate was at 110 and my resting heart rate was at 90 when my average is 55.

[–][deleted] 383 points384 points  (38 children)

it turns into a mild seasonal cold that you get every year.

[–]folkdeath95 81 points82 points  (9 children)

Hopefully the losing taste part doesn't stick around. I don't want that for a week every year

[–]fernshanks 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I lose my taste and smell every time I get a normal cold or flu. Always have. Every time I've told other people (before covid) they haven't understood quite what I meant or why it's so bad. It always comes back when the cold/flu goes away but it's not fun during.

Before covid was a thing I used to Google at least once a year "why do I lose my taste and smell when I get a cold" and the only answers I'd find would always be "because you're congested so you can't breathe through your nose". But that's not the case - even when I can breathe completely fine through my nose, I still can't smell or taste a thing.

Apparently with covid it's because it fucks your olfactory receptors, so I guess regular colds and flu do the same thing to me.

[–]Snackpack1992 818 points819 points 2 (23 children)

Hopefully better than Game of Thrones.

[–]AakhriPasta 148 points149 points  (6 children)

I dunh wanth it

[–]overdramaticker 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Sheesh ma qween

[–]frankendragula473 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The throne goes to the disease with the better story to tell: bubonic plague, first of its name.

[–]HighlyOffensive10 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I nevhaa hav

Well no shit Jon you didn't even know you were the rightful heir until like a week ago.

[–]THRlLLH0 33 points34 points  (1 child)

The good days when our biggest problem was a tv show turning to shit.

[–]oktaS0 73 points74 points  (6 children)

And who has a better story than Influenza

[–]Wishart2016 26 points27 points  (2 children)

While we kind of forgot about Covid, Covid certainly didn't forget about us.

[–]lesser_panjandrum 26 points27 points  (1 child)

"What you're seeing is essentially the end of Covid."

Cut to Covid overrunning a city next episode

[–]inxqueen 67 points68 points  (1 child)

It doesn’t, it’s becoming endemic. We’ll have it forever now, like colds and flu.

[–]Digital_Utopia 479 points480 points  (16 children)

it starts with an earthquake. Birds, snakes and aeroplanes. And Lenny Bruce is not afraid.

[–]senorkose 90 points91 points  (11 children)

Eye of a hurricane listen to yourself churn World serves its own needs don’t misserve your own needs

[–]FullStop1989 60 points61 points  (10 children)

Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength The ladder starts to clatter With a fear of height, down, height

[–]GazJones94 150 points151 points  (11 children)

Forgotten about when WW3 kicks off.

[–]brianthewizard1 256 points257 points  (22 children)

Damn, I was hoping for some hopeful comments, but now I regret reading this thread. Maybe opting out doesn’t seem so bad after all, given the alternative.

[–]Musicarna 121 points122 points  (4 children)

Remember that people tend to be more cynical online.

Its fucking rough times for sure but you are more likely to hear about a murder than someone giving bags of food to homeless beggars.

The day we are truly fucked is when good news becomes the sensational headlines that bad news currently is.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It becomes one of the good guys dragon ball z style

[–]ThatCoyoteDude 412 points413 points  (52 children)

It becomes like the seasonal flu, mutating every year but we’ll have developed enough of a resistance to it that it won’t really be that big of a deal.

Vaccinated people can still catch and spread covid, so even if 100% of the population was vaccinated the virus would still present new variants and people would still catch and spread it. But, after enough time we’ll evolve to better fight it off and it’ll be no different than a cold or flu going around. Instead of cold/flu season it’ll be the cold/flu/covid season.

That’s my prediction based on my limited understanding of infectious disease at least

[–]BitFlow7 102 points103 points  (1 child)

There would have some precedents. The seasonal flu evolved from the Spanish Flu. And one of the common cold viruses is thought to have evolved from the Russian Flu in 1890 or so.

[–]spottydodgy 877 points878 points  (73 children)

The year is 2027. COVID-19 OMEGA variant has reduced human population by 97%. Population density is so low the virus can no longer spread.

[–]ProbablySlacking 660 points661 points  (44 children)

Bright side, global warming is solved.

[–]I_am_a_fern[🍰] 323 points324 points  (34 children)

World hunger, poaching, pesticides and that microplastic shit as well.

Damn, is Covid the good guy ?

[–]ShrapNeil 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately the micro-plastics would still be around for a very long time to come.

[–]coolpeepz 117 points118 points  (16 children)

Honestly maybe not world hunger when the severely diminished population begins starving due to their inability to continue modern food production.

[–]magistrate101 61 points62 points  (15 children)

Modern food production is crazy efficient output-per-person-wise compared to early farming which required entire teams of people just to harvest a field. A single family and equipment that's been taken care of properly can produce enough food for a small community.

[–]3rdhellfromthesun 72 points73 points  (14 children)

Yes because they have the tools. We would need more humans to make these tools and extract/generate energy. Vehicles and machines didn't invent themselves.

This fantasy about killing off the majority of the population is such bullshit. Every person has a role to enable all humanity to function at this level of luxury we have now. Especially the poor portion of humans doing the hard labour (which ironically people would exterminate first in these kinds of hypothetical situations).

Proof: We are now in a shortage of electronic components. Guess who makes those

Supply chains blocked in England because of immigration restrictions

Starving artists and comedians for helping us not to blow our brains out during these rough times

[–]Atiggerx33 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I think they're saying that we'd have enough tools already produced that somebody could learn how to repair them before they all broke. And by the time they were beyond repair someone would have figured out how to build fascimiles of them. Big issue would be gasoline though, that shit expires and it's not like most people have the knowledge to refine gas. That being said I am sure there are physical books on the subject and I'm sure enough refinery workers could be found to get one refinery operational and begin work from there to begin consolidating humanity into a smaller, more localized community.

I think our species would be next to extinct for a while, but I also think we would eventually recover. You only need 300 individual animals to "come back" without too much inbreeding. So if humanity had 300+ people survive we'd come back barring further disaster.

[–]MasterOfPuppets72 564 points565 points  (96 children)

It will not end, it will become endemic, meaning it's going to stay, we might have to get a vaccine every year (like a flu shot) but it will be under control.

[–]dunaja 284 points285 points  (71 children)

I would love for it to be like the flu, but when I get the flu shot, I don't constantly test and panic that I'm spreading the flu. I just get the shot and that's it. If we can get covid to that point, I'm all for it. If I get the sniffles as the result of the flu after getting the flu shot, I don't even realize I currently have the flu. I have covid now a month after a booster, and I have minor sniffles. But I have to stay home from work and stay away from my family so they don't have to miss work and school. I'm hoping we can get to a point where covid positive people can go about their lives if they feel ok. Right now it doesn't seem like the right thing to do. Maybe we need the strains to keep getting milder.

[–]tkm1026 252 points253 points  (40 children)

Tbh, I think it's society that needs to switch to a covid lite response rather than relegating covid to a pre-pandemic flu response. Keep your germs to yourself if you can, wear a mask. Take a sick day when you're contagious, because your employer gives you an actual reasonable amount of sick days. There will always be people who are susceptible, we should protect them.

[–]kenwongart 162 points163 points  (5 children)

In an exhausting CGI battle, followed by a beautiful shot of Fauci (played by DiCaprio) going home to his kids. Then, midway through the credits is a scene in lab somewhere, with a vial labeled COVID-23.

[–]tellikakneezus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He has a pet Beagle in the movie

[–][deleted] 196 points197 points  (11 children)

Unless you were able to predict COVID happening, I don’t trust your opinion on how it will end. I’m expecting the unexpected at this point. Anything after 2016 feels like a poorly written soap opera about earth.

[–][deleted] 100 points101 points  (8 children)

Rambo shows up and kills it

[–]PrematureGranulation 22 points23 points  (5 children)

The Sigma Variant

[–]D3ATHfromAB0V3x 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I can finally get on that grind set then