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Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout Outdoor Mask Guidance Vaccines and Virus Variants Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out… Read More »

In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Covid-19 Vaccination Sites Proliferate

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Thomas Hatcher Sr., 84, of Glastonbury, Conn., received a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine at a mass inoculation site set up at Rentschler Field in East Hartford this month. In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Vaccination Sites Proliferate… Read More »

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »

New declaration calls for ‘focused protection’ to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity. Critics say it would be deadly

Article content continued But the declaration also arrives as young people grow tired of living, as Naylor described it, in “COVID-19 limbo,” as people working in small businesses lose livelihoods, as U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from a three-night hospital stay for COVID-19, encourages Americans “don’t fear COVID.” All of it could give the herd-immunity… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: WHO says world is far from herd immunity; Quest Diagnostics says it has ‘ample capacity’ for new tests

U.S. coronavirus cases appear to be ticking lower, with the seven-day average of newly reported infections falling below 50,000 for the first time in nearly a month. The U.S. reported 35,112 new cases of the virus on Monday, bringing the average over the past seven days to 49,132, down nearly 10% compared with a week… Read More »

A coronavirus vaccine may arrive next year. ‘Herd immunity’ will take longer.

Anthony Fauci, the foremost infectious diseases expert in the U.S., has said a coronavirus vaccine could be available within 12 to 18 months. His timeline isn’t just ambitious; it’s unprecedented speed for a vaccine, which typically take many years of testing to make it to market. The challenges are many. Any vaccine available at such… Read More »