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Letter: Failing to learn from virus could cost future generations

Letter: Failing to learn from virus could cost future generations

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I wonder if we aren’t all making a grave mistake regarding Covid-19. This isn’t the common flu. So little is currently known, and new studies indicate there might be tragic long-term consequences to getting this disease, including permanent damage to our organs and the brain.

Yet almost all of us are thinking about this virus as a one-and-done. That’s the way it’s generally being presented by some, and that’s the grave mistake.

All those who have already contracted the disease and were lucky enough to have mild or no symptoms, including children and young adults, may very well suffer life-changing illnesses down the road as a result of their recent infection.

If there were greater emphasis on the potential long-term dangers of getting Covid-19, perhaps those who are acting carelessly now might become more responsible.

We could be sitting on a time-bomb of illnesses in millions of people. This could make the current infections, both mild and severe, look like a walk in the park. Future sufferers and their grieving families will undoubtedly ask, “why weren’t we told?"

Jon Godfrey

Bennington

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