With all the deaths still occurring (covid is expected to be the 3rd leading cause of death in the US this year) it is puzzling that that so many still minimize the threat.
A common argument is that because the elderly, especially those with comorbidities, were the group most affected that the pandemic wasn't really a big deal, but there are several problems with this.
First, the lives of the elderly are valuable, too.
Second, nearly 25% of deaths in the US were of people younger than 65.
Third, long covid is affecting a great many people. Around 30% of those who become ill with covid get long covid, but that includes people who take longer than a few weeks to recover fully. I'd have to guess at how many have permanent long covid, but I would put it at around 10%.
Fourth, they've discovered that covid has a serious neurological component, causing brain damage that people aren't aware of at the time. It is possible that those who think they fully recovered could suffer neurological symptoms and/or deficiencies down the road. For instance, it wouldn't be surprising to find that as people age dementia is found to be more common in those who once had covid.