Why Herd Immunity Is a Bad Public Health Policy

Scientists in a top medical journal warn that herd immunity is ‘fraught with risks’

Herd immunity has reentered the national coronavirus conversation, this time because of a controversial document, endorsed by President Trump, known as the Great Barrington Declaration. Published on October 4 and written by a trio of scientists…



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Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.