Scientists Slam White House for Herd Immunity Claim

William Schaffner, MD, Vanderbilt University.

The Lancet: “Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 control are a ‘dangerous fallacy’, say authors of open letter.”

 The New York Times: ” White House embraces a declaration from scientists that opposes lockdowns and relies on ‘herd immunity.’”

Joshua Michaud, PhD, associate director, Global Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation.

Great Barrington Declaration.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota.

The White House: “Background Press Call on the Trump Administration’s Strategy to Safely Reopen America. Will add press release transcript to documents.”

Science: “A mathematical model reveals the influence of population heterogeneity on herd immunity to SARS-CoV-2.” “Herd immunity threshold could be lower according to new study.”

Big Cities Health Coalition: “17 Public Health Organizations Condemn Herd Immunity Scheme for Controlling Spread of SARS-Cov-2.”

Christopher J.L. Murray, MD, DPhil, director, University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

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