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They are saying that this may end up being an annual virus like the flu or common cold. So, in that respect, you are correct. Of course the death rate is about 4 or 5 times that of the flu (may be higher), but people will get use to it and take it for granted. History is a bitch; even when death is on the line, people learn to accept what they can not change.
I have been doing research on many subjects resonantly. Did you know that approximately 39 thousand deaths in the USA can be contributed to MSG additives in foods. That is higher than the average number of people dying from the flu each year. Of course that was a shallow research dive and I do not know if that is correct, but it is amazing what people will accept (or ignore) and take for granted.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence." - Edsger Dijkstra
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. " - Daniel Boone
I've considered setting up a browser in a VM and saying yes to every notification/push request I get there. I wonder how long it would take for it to become totally unusable because of the notifications coming in.
How many people say yes to them? Must be enough to make it worthwhile.
I use a VPN, so the location is useless. Regardless, I'd rather enter a postal code to select a store. My location is none of their business, particularly when so many of these sites share information with whoever wants it.