Re: Letter ‘Advice from “Lunatics”, or Bullshit?’ (Algarve Resident, July 29 edition)

Dear Editor,
This letter says precisely what the non-brainwashed minority have been saying for the past 18 months. Why did the world stop when influenza (a corona virus infection) dropped to zero and was replaced by covid (another corona virus) of roughly the same infection rate?

In the same way that influenza vaccinations – predicted on the previous year’s variety – were less than 50% effective, the likelihood is that covid vaccination will be the same.

In other words, without premonitory ability, there will never be a 100% effective vaccine and covid/influenza will never be wiped out. We all have to die somehow!

Roy Carpenter