COVID Herd Immunity in the US Is Never Going to Happen Now

  • COVID Herd Immunity in the US Is Never Going to Happen Now

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    Public health experts in the U.S. now believe that despite a massive scaling up of COVID-19 vaccinations, the coronavirus likely won’t be eradicated anytime soon—and ongoing vaccine hesitancy is a major factor.

    Experts now believe to achieve herd immunity—or enough of the population being protected from the virus, either through vaccination or infections, that the virus dies out—around 80 percent of people will need to be vaccinated, the New York Times reported Monday. This is up from earlier estimates which were as low as 60 percent because COVID-19 has proven capable of mutating into more transmissible variants. 

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