Timeliness and obsolescence of herd immunity threshold estimates in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Abstract

The term "herd immunity" has been widely used and abused during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most singularly, the "herd immunity threshold", a technical concept essential to the understanding of an epidemic, was hijacked early in the pandemic, and disseminated with all sorts of distortions, misrepresentations and misunderstandings that prevented the impact of its application by those qualified.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health
Early online date5 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • herd immunity
  • Covid-19
  • herd immunity threshold

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