Will herd immunity soon be within reach at Covid-19?





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When herd immunity is reached in the population, the spread of the virus stops. Model studies show that this could perhaps be achieved faster than originally expected. But can this finding really justify the goal of a public epidemic?

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Joachim Müller-Jung

Joachim Müller-Jung

Editor in the feature section, responsible for the “Nature and Science” department.

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Our paper for this podcast:

T. Britton et al., May 8, 2020, ArXiv: “The disease-induced herd immunity level for Covid-19 is substantially lower than the classical herd immunity level” – Swedish model study to change herd immunity in heterogeneous groups

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