Herd Immunity

Total 29 Posts

On lockdowns, mitigation, and herd immunity strategies.

6 min read
Professor Christina Pagel’s very informative, factual, and well-reasoned take-down of Lord Jonathan Sumption’s Guardian opinion article on lockdowns, infection rates, herd immunity, protecting the NHS and the economy.

Declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19 – Why the worry?

4 min read
If antibody levels drop dramatically after an infection, what does that mean for immunity? An expert explains how B and T cells contribute to immunity and why antibodies don’t tell the full story.

Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the disease? The most divisive question of 2020.

5 min read
We would have to know how many people would die of other causes that would not have otherwise occurred to determine the point at which particular policies were taking more lives than they were saving.

COVID-19 will probably become endemic – Here’s what that means.

5 min read
Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.

Open letter to the UK’s chief medical officers.

5 min read
A group of health experts have written to the UK CMOs and CSA, expressing concern about a second wave of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: What will happen if we can’t produce a vaccine?

4 min read
Natural herd immunity is a myth. It is not something that can be achieved by natural infection. Without a vaccine, the virus could become endemic, permanently present in the population.

How worried should we be about the coronavirus resurgence in Europe?

9 min read
Experts from France, Spain and the UK explain how Europe should respond to a rise in coronavirus cases.
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