Herd immunity for COVID-19 is a fallacy
Researchers have come out swinging at the suggestion we can overcome this COVID-19 pandemic through herd immunity.
In a letter, published in The Lancet and signed by more than 80 international researchers, it is stated that any management strategy that relies on infection-acquired immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 is fundamentally flawed.
“This is a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence, ” said the letter authors whose expertise included public health, epidemiology, medicine, paediatrics, virology, infectious disease, psychiatry, health policy, and mathematical modelling.
It is a well-established fact that, as with other seasonal coronaviruses, people can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 more than once. How often this occurs remains unknown but the fact ...