what is "Herd Immunity"?

Peter Fairbrother peter at tsto.co.uk
Fri Jul 31 13:07:33 PDT 2020

On 31/07/2020 14:05, Robert Hettinga wrote:
>> On Jul 31, 2020, at 2:44 AM, Zenaan Harkness <zen at freedbms.net> wrote:
>> I: Well, we're the survivors - we are that part of the herd that did not die.
> And the survival rate of Covid-19 is somewhere north of 99 percent. 

Er, no. It's actually about 97-98% overall, more for some subgroups like 
the old, fat or lung-y, less for the young.

And that doesn't include the later deaths due to the long-term organ 
damage which occurs in 5-10% of cases.

Just sayin'

Peter Fairbrother

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