I also wonder if this virus may have spread far, far more widely than we knew, but in a very, very mild form so that many, many of us have already been immunised without knowing it? I always thought of this from the beginning as not so much a Chastisement but and Admonition. A kind of lighter smack on the ear so to speak. A shot across the bow. If this is so , the dawn may be starting to break.... Just a thought.