Are you a trained doctor or an epidemiologist? I think not. You were wrong, you are wrong and your wrongness will endanger human lives if people believe the foolishness you're peddling here. Between five and forty million Americans have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen and that exposure has cost the lives of over 175,000 of your fellow citizens. In order to achieve herd immunity with a highly infectious pathogen like the SARS-CoV-2 virion you need a vaccine or you need about 90% of the population to have been infected and recovered from the disease.
Since yours is the first reply post I am seeing this morning, I'll go into a long response to refute your unfounded claims, which are based solely on Goebbelsian news (a lie repeated so often it becomes accepted as fact). For those who follow my postings, you know I have posted on the evolutionary trait of humans believing other humans because they are "in authority", whether those people be parents, teachers, pastors, scientists or government officials. For that matter, the very reason that people get titles is so that they are immediately seen as an "authority figure". Bestowing titles on humans was and is a devious way to command attention, respect and adulation and we have even been taught by those same people to ridicule and lambaste and attack anyone who doesn't bow to them. Your opening salvo was not really for ME because you KNOW that I wouldn't be fazed by your very first sentence ( Are you a trained doctor or an epidemiologist? I think not. You were wrong
) It was for your tribe and it was made as a warning to other members of your tribe to not listen to me because I have no initials after my name.
Your post completely ignores the story because that is what you wanted to do. You wanted to divert the attention of your tribe away from the TRUTH and the FACTS and offer your only defense of "Paradoxical is not a doctor or epidemiologist so don't listen to a word he says
." What you ignored is that I did not create these set of facts. I have only analyzed them. You ignored and probably didn't read the link that said
"An unexpectedly positive turn for Brazilian cities once plagued with the coronavirus pandemic is raising fresh questions about herd immunity
A new report in The Washington Post described how the impoverished city of Manaus saw hospitalizations plummet even though it had never imposed a lockdown or taken the other drastic containment measures imposed in Asia and Europe. It's also testing far more residents than it once did. Initially, medical experts believed that between 60% and 70% of the population needed to develop antibodies to reach collective immunity, but Manaus never got past 20%. And the Amazonian city of 2 million suffered three times as many deaths as normal in the spring. Scientists have been studying the possibility that individual variations in vulnerability reduce the ratio of infection at which herd immunity may be achieved. Some, scrutinizing data from European cities, theorize that herd immunity could be reached at rates lower than 20%.
I have never said we should dismiss doctors or those "in authority" out of hand, but we owe it to ourselves as humans to overcome our natural tendencies to to trust "in authority" which is a protective mechanism honed through centuries of evolution because the tribal members were uneducated and unskilled and they had to trust authority or they would die. However, what has happened in the past two-three decades is that we have people pushing agendas and using those "in authority" to lend credence to their beliefs and agenda and those people are the Mainstream News who air 24/7 hate speech against this president and conservatives. The pretty faced anchors get together and consult with the DNC and their own tribal members of anchors and decide which stories to push and, like clockwork, go on the air and in the printed news with the same headlines. Joseph Goebbels was the most evil man in history, possibly even surpassing Adolf Hitler. He was also a socialist. Being evil doesn't mean you are stupid. Matter of fact,most evil people are highly intelligent. He knew how to indoctrinate the masses. The new MSM are pure evil. People like Don Lemon, Brian Steleter,Mika and Joe, The View, all of MSNBC, CNN, WaPo and the NY Ties as well as many others promoting the same lies 24/7. Joseph Goebbels was just one man. We now have in society at least 50 Joseph Goebbels. Their job is to keep people in fear and anger and anxiety.That's how they make their money.