Some have suggested the US allow healthy people to return to normal life, catch the coronavirus and get the population to herd immunity. The science says this plan is doomed to fail from the start.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and yours loved ones healthy.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize efforts to achieve herd immunity in the US, says Matt Motta, a political scientist who studies vaccine uptake and effective health communication.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – huge production challenges could cause long delays
Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~11 min
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Natural herd immunity is a myth.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers can't agree on topics such face mask, immunity and number of infections. Here's why.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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There is speculation about whether a population can achieve some sort of immunity to the virus with as little as 20% infected.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won't quickly stop the virus's spread.
June 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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