Herd immunity as a process not target

My take on herd immunity in the UK:


Rather than focusing on whether we reached 70%-80% of the population – and the UK is not there yet – it is more useful to think of herd immunity as a process of virus suppression and elimination.

Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

My earlier articles on herd immunity:

Mutating coronavirus: reaching herd immunity just got harder, but there is still hope

Herd immunity: why the figure is always a bit vague

and some other recent articles:

We may never achieve long-term global herd immunity for COVID. But if we’re all vaccinated, we’ll be safe from the worst

What If We Never Reach Herd Immunity?


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