It’s Time For America’s Fixation With Herd Immunity To End, Scientists Say

Posted by on May 18, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: US National Stories

People line up for COVID-19 vaccinations last month in Hagerstown, Md. Each person vaccinated helps end the pandemic, epidemiologists say, and helps lower the rate of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Researchers say the herd immunity threshold isn’t the right finish line to end the pandemic. Instead, the public should just focus on getting as many people vaccinated as possible.

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