Large numbers will die, yes. Actually most will not, very few will die as a percentage of those who contract COVID, even the new variants. However, what we are finding out is that those who suffer from COVID, especially long-term, and especially the young, have long-term serious effects. The youngest victims have some severe neurological disorders, for example, and the older victims have severe pulmonary disorders.

Hopefully, as the world sends more of its stockpiles of vaccines to India the rates of the disease spreading will decrease, as it has here. Stay well, my friend. And with Covaxin on the horizon, you should be in good hands, soon.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.