What do we know about herd immunity, and will it help eliminate COVID-19?

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What do we know about herd immunity, and will it help eliminate COVID-19?

Peter McIntyre

Unlike domestic animal herds, human populations do not mix homogeneously, and movements cannot usually be controlled
Unlike domestic animal herds, human populations do not mix homogeneously, and movements cannot usually be controlled

This summary outlines key concepts for understanding what herd immunity does and does not mean, and what this can tell us about the new COVID-19 vaccines Peter McIntyre

This article has been endorsed by the RNZCGP and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme and conti
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