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Anti-herd immunity?

Torus34

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At present, using the number of actual confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in the United States of America, 1.9% of the population can be counted as part of the percent required for herd immunity to take effect. It's hoped that the development of a safe and effective vaccine will provide a huge boost to that percent. Meanwhile, the confirmed progress of the disease adds about 0.5% per month. That it will take many, many months for herd immunity to occur naturally is a given. The effect of the vaccine can be dramatic in the effort to control the disease.

There is, though, an anti-vaccination movement in the US. To the extent that it keeps people from availing themselves of a vaccine should one become available. it militates against eventual herd immunity.

Regards, stay safe 'n well. Remember the Big 3: masks, hand washing and physical distancing.
 

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Currently, based on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US, 1.9% of the population is contributing to reaching herd immunity and that is increasing at about .5% per month. Hopefully a vaccine will boost that number, but it will take a while to reach that. An effective/safe vaccine would help that effort.

Some people are against vaccines which could slow progress.
 

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At present, using the number of actual confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in the United States of America, 1.9% of the population can be counted as part of the percent required for herd immunity to take effect. It's hoped that the development of a safe and effective vaccine will provide a huge boost to that percent. Meanwhile, the confirmed progress of the disease adds about 0.5% per month. That it will take many, many months for herd immunity to occur naturally is a given. The effect of the vaccine can be dramatic in the effort to control the disease.

There is, though, an anti-vaccination movement in the US. To the extent that it keeps people from availing themselves of a vaccine should one become available. it militates against eventual herd immunity.

Regards, stay safe 'n well. Remember the Big 3: masks, hand washing and physical distancing.

Longer than months, more like years. Plus we don't kniw for sure yet that you can never catch it again. The common cold is a different "corona " virus, yet mist of us get one every year.
 

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rocket88:

Thank you for taking time to reply.

Yes, yes and yes.

Regards, stay safe 'n well.
 

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At present, using the number of actual confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in the United States of America, 1.9% of the population can be counted as part of the percent required for herd immunity to take effect. It's hoped that the development of a safe and effective vaccine will provide a huge boost to that percent. Meanwhile, the confirmed progress of the disease adds about 0.5% per month. That it will take many, many months for herd immunity to occur naturally is a given. The effect of the vaccine can be dramatic in the effort to control the disease.

There is, though, an anti-vaccination movement in the US. To the extent that it keeps people from availing themselves of a vaccine should one become available. it militates against eventual herd immunity.

Regards, stay safe 'n well. Remember the Big 3: masks, hand washing and physical distancing.

Until we get a reliable vaccine, "herd immunity" is a pipedream of death.

 
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