CNN: It’s possible to reach herd immunity, then lose it. Repeatedly. Here’s what you can do to help prevent that from happening
This article focuses on how herd immunity percentages can change and “come and go”. First, they note how currently children under the age of 16 years old are unable to take the vaccine, which is about 25% of the population. Fauci states that children will have to wait for their vaccines until around 2022. Furthermore, Herd Immunity is capable at different levels depending on the different seasons. For example, herd immunity is capable at low levels like 55-60% for the summer and closer to 80% in the winter. Seasonal transmission can play a factor in herd immunity. There are many other factors such as anti-vaxxers, coronavirus variants, travel, and more that can play a factor in decreasing the ability of the population to reach herd immunity, or attain it and then detain it. For the full article, click here. For more information about Covid-19, click here.