There is no 'learning to live with' the virus. There is only 'learning to ignore who we kill'.
— Maria Farrell (@mariafarrell) July 2, 2020
Covid-19 is more lethal than the flu, but we live with 20,000+ deaths from that every year in the US alone. And we’ve lived for years with a medical system that kills 40,000+ a year more than it would if we had a better system. And we’ve lived with 50,000 opioid deaths every year for a long time now and done little to nothing about that.
So what she said is prima facie incorrect. However, we should’ve done more about Covid-19 and we didn’t. Now, in many ways, it’s too late. I suspect that “living with it” is what we’ll do mostly in the US, as devastating as that will be socially and economically.
Unless, that is, there is a vaccine.