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Mediclinic News : HERD (IMMUNITY) TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Title

HERD (IMMUNITY) TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Date

2020-10-23

Link

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2020/10/20/herd-immunity-today-gone-tomorrow/

News Description

SPOTLIGHT As of the time of writing (mid-October 2020), there is much talk in South Africa about a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. In Europe, it is much more than talk, with COVID-19 diagnoses, hospital admissions, and deaths, not to mention ‘restrictions’, all on the rise. Studies looking for antibodies in community surveys suggest that in most of Europe and North America a far smaller proportion of people have anti-COVID antibodies than what we see in developing world settings like India and Africa, including South Africa. This implies that there is currently more immunity here and people have been wondering out loud whether we have sufficient ‘herd immunity’ to avoid our own ‘second wave’, and for how long.
Created at 2020/10/27 03:08 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/10/27 03:08 PM by Mediclinic