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The CDC, as agency of record, is prepared to designate SARS-Cov-2--like influenza types A,B--an endemic pathogen. Epidemiological, virological, and clinical literature describing mutations of the virus which causes COVID-19, here and "over there", has sufficiently accumulated to foreclose a rational explanation for immunization ("pathway").

Over years--say, five--of morbidity and mortality "surveillance" of COVID-19, combined with periodic, generic vaccine assays and clinical therapies, a cyclical rate of infection ("season") will displace, then replace, the frequency and scope of incident reports ("outbreaks") in the public imagination of "risk," remedy, and invincibility.

Where there is no remedy, crisis management for public consumption assumes language of "control" rather than mastery of death. That is a calculated story of morbidity, or probability of survival, attributable to elaborate, mysterious ("heroic") medical regimens. Just so, "normal" burdens of living solve "abnormal" rituals of immortality.

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