NotAnotherEmpire t1_ix8ttax wrote

Michael is the much better example. Rapidly intensified into a Catagory 5, which had dire consequences for wind damage.

The wind speed difference between a 3 and a 4 in SW Florida, which has very tough building codes, is minimal. Problem there is surge and that's based on physical size and track.


NotAnotherEmpire t1_iraf0km wrote

The efficacy was heavily impacted by which variant was at issue. The two-dose vaccines remained highly effective against Delta even with waning. That was really, really good in the real world. Two dose wasn't effective against Omicron infection but the booster improved that.

That Delta success is impressive as it didn't exist when the vaccines were developed and was a materially more severe threat.

Omicron is so different it likely wouldn't be classified as a "variant" if it and the original SARS-CoV-2 had been discovered outside a pandemic context.