Sobering—“It is already clear that the virus is changing too quickly, new variants are spreading too easily & vaccination is proceeding too slowly for herd immunity to be within reach anytime soon.” ➡️ Vaccine hesitancy hurts public health.🧵 #COVID19 www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/covid-herd-immunity-vaccine.html
Did you ever notice that there are many articles side by side about how voracious the virus is but we have no chance of herd immunity? How is that possible? We either get it or are vaccinated. So how can we NOT get herd immunity?
Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the US Widely circulating coronavirus variants & persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/covid-heard-immunity-vaccine.html
It's weird watching people morn the prospect of herd immunity today because I did that like six months ago... Look y'all...vaccines kick ass, and no they aren't going to end COVID. They're just going to keep people from getting sick and dying. Still a pretty big win.