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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.
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.
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.
Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.
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.
Experts from France, Spain and the UK explain how Europe should respond to a rise in coronavirus cases.