Out of the blue Posted June 1, 2020 Share Posted June 1, 2020 15 minutes ago, wrighty said: If you're going to edit your posts after I've started replying to them things will get missed Richard! Herd immunity is a concept. We are assuming that prior infection with the virus confers a degree of immunity against future infection - it may not be permanent nor complete - as I'm not aware of another infection that doesn't. So the more people infected, the more likely we'll have a degree of herd immunity, so that future outbreaks are less likely/smaller/more manageable etc. People seem very wary of using the term as it's been widely discredited as a strategy for managing the initial epidemics, but it is still a valid concept. How else will mass vaccination work? Vaccinating the population is simply a means of achieving herd immunity without people getting an infection. Wrighty, in your opinion are the government likely to be persuaded to undo lockdown in its entirety very shortly or are we more likely to continue with the water torture that is ‘baby steps’. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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