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Herd immunity, an unethical COVID-19 strategy, warns WHO chief

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Using the principle of herd immunity to curb the COVID-19 pandemic is unethical and “not an option” that the countries should follow to fight the coronavirus, cautioned the WHO chief.

WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that herd immunity is a concept that is used for vaccination, where the population can be protected from a virus if a threshold of vaccination is attained.This is achieved by protecting people from the virus, not by exposing them to it, he stated.

He added that herd immunity has never been used as a strategy for responding to an outbreak in the history of public health… (UN, October 12, 2020)

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