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US hopes of herd immunity from Covid ’unlikely,’ say experts

US hopes of herd immunity from Covid ’unlikely,’ say experts

Experts say the US is unlikely to reach herd immunity as more contagious COVID-19 variants spread and many Americans remain reluctant to get vaccinated. According to the CDC, currently, just under half of Americans have received one dose of a Covid vaccine, and about a third are fully vaccinated. ’The virus is unlikely to go away,’ Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist at Emory University, said.

Kathy
Kathy
cledge fenrir
cledge fenrir 1 weeks

Strange isn't, two weeks to flatend the curve turned into indefinite lockdowns, going to take quite a while to make vaccines, vaccines made by end of year and suddenly stories of varients popping up, now the idea of herd immunity which is what we are supposed to aim for to return to normal is "unlikely" due to even more varients? Any time we come to the point of them releasimg the emergency power they enacted to shut everything down a new issue arises, strange indeed

Andrew Montague
Andrew Montague 1 weeks

Here comes the justification to hang on to "emergency" powers. Just as the Patriot Act was supposed to be temporary but somehow will celebrate 21 years of enforceability by the end of this year, these powers won't go away. Government loves power and control, it feeds off it. "Just a little bit more and I can fix everything" thinks the politician but it's never enough because humans can't be controlled without totalitarian authority and control. It is up to the populace to ensure that this does not happen and so we need to back people who understand the need for a smaller, focused government, a "chained leviathan" so to speak. I for one and in favour a government that protects rights, provides a limited safety net for times of hardship but does not offer moral prescriptions other than in the enforcement of laws. It's a government that stays out of the bedroom, out of the church (and vice versa) and who's driving goal is to seek the minimum power needed to achieve its limited goals. The individual is the arbitrator of what is right for them and they do not need moral prescriptions from the government. That is what community is for. We need to stop letting people suggest they know what is right for us all the time and ensure we are free to question it. That's what scares me right now is the authoritarian streak in our current governments. The state is made up of the people and it it is from them that authority is borrowed, the people are not subjects of the state. That would be a monarchy, something neither the UK or US want or have.

Duane
Duane 1 weeks

They got some power now, Power Does What It Wants. This will never end until we stop it.

Shane
Shane 1 weeks

How exactly is this news? We've known about viruses' ability to mutate for the guts of a century. This is just a repeat of the messages from last year, and an attempt to take people's eyes off the potential reopening of the country

good4you
good4you 1 weeks

How many more deaths is enough in order for the human to acknowledge the seriousness of the virus mutation variants continue. The herd immunity is not happening with no respect of the virus.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 1 weeks

The most different a mutation can be is 0.3 from the original strain. ( Dr. Michael Yeadon) This is not enough to make the variants worse than the original virus. Furthermore, if you’re vaccinated and that vaccine actually works as well as everyone is insisting it does, then you are protected. If those that don’t want the vaccine want to take their chances, that’s the individual’s choice to make. If you have a safe and effective vaccine to offer, you don’t have to work so hard to get people to take it. If you have to propagandize the hell out of a population and/or resort to force or coercion to get them to take what is still an experimental treatment, then there is good reason why they won’t take it. If you have to keep taking booster shots every 6 months to a year to make it effective, you should be questioning that. Question everything. Why is the death rate in India rising at the same pace as the vaccination rate? Why is the infection and death rate rising in the US when more people are vaccinated than were 1-3 months ago? Why am I seeing patients becoming sick and dying from COVID after they’ve had at least 1 shot and they’ve had no known exposures, and people aren’t really going out or getting together in groups in my state, yet? Why is the 4 part treatment that Dr. Peter McCullough, renowned and well publicized physician, has found and reported as being very effective at treating COVID, not being more widely discussed and used rather than pushing vaccines that haven’t been fully tested and which actually killed the animals they were used on when their prototypes were tested? https://brandnewtube.com/v/YEkhmH Dr. Michael Yeadon https://brandnewtube.com/v/PevXCc Dr. Peter McCullough Why are we using PCR testing to diagnose when it is not a diagnostic tool, per the man who invented it? https://brandnewtube.com/v/gPGVax Kary Mullis There have been reports that thousands(unverified) of women have started experiencing a brief cessation of periods and then very heavy bleeding and clotting, even those who have been menopausal for years, after getting the vaccine. This is being significantly downplayed in the media. What about these 3 women, who were all previously healthy Healthcare professionals? How many more that are afraid to come forward or don’t know how? https://brandnewtube.com/v/PevXCc More questions... Why did Trump sign an executive order to create a task force, involving multiple branches of the government, including the military, for the purpose of quickly improving and modernizing flu vaccines for a potential pandemic in Sept. 2019? https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/09/trump-signs-executive-order-improve-flu-vaccines Why did Bill Gates predict a global pandemic would come in the next few years, in 2015? Why has Bill Gates consistently talked about effective vaccines and reducing population growth, in the same sentence, nearly every time he’s interviewed and openly stated that depopulation is necessary to save the planet in his own Ted Talk? Why did the federal government conduct Operation Crimson Contagion in July of 2019 and the Bill Gates Foundation together with John’s Hopkins conduct Event 201 in November 2019, both operations simulating a pandemic virus scenario? Why did we quarantine healthy people, which has never been done before in recorded history based on the idea that a respiratory virus could be spread by asymptomatic carriers (respiratory virus that is spread via droplet and aerosol; asymptomatic= not sneezing or coughing) ? https://youtu.be/NQTBlbx1Xjs These are just a few of the many questions I have...

michael
michael 1 weeks

Complain about lockdowns and masks, but when offered a way out, complain about the way out. "Just make everything like it was" was NEVER going to be an option. If we had done nothing, 6 million Americans would be dead by the end. We may still reach that number if we don't vaccinate enough humans and the virus is allowed to mutate. If you want to go back to normal, vaccinate.

Eric
Eric 1 weeks

Mutations, masks, lockdowns...goes up and down as the profit margin and the power to control does. Many a pet project will be completed in the name of covid 19 on states all across the country. I believe I read somewhere that now they suspect the CCP funneled about 420 million of covid money. I believe this has and remains to be one of the biggest mismanagent of handling a health crisis and actually fueled a following of money mismanagement.

Luke
Luke 1 weeks

We need mandatory vaccinations. If they refuse, a SWAT team should knock down their door and vaccinate them at gunpoint.

John W
John W 1 weeks

Especially if we let flights from all over the world without quarantine. We should set up remote airports like airforce bases with housing convert to quarantine rooms. We could also require testing. Do the same at the borders. Vaccines can only go so far.

Nickel
Nickel 1 weeks

Ya herd immunity a herd of sheep following the US government the nine most feared words in the English language I'm from the government and I'm here to help

jon
jon 1 weeks

I just love it when unelected bureaucrats show us why limited government is essential to the existence of a functioning society. This won't end until we end it, and the only way to do that is to tell the Faucis of the world to stick their draconian, unconstitutional measures where the sun don't shine.

Good Green Goy
Good Green Goy 1 weeks

It's time to put a stop to mask wearing and go back to normal

tanner313
tanner313 1 weeks

Rensa i would not do it even if they payed me a million dolars. Why? Because they changed the definition of a vacine for this vacine. They ignored protocals on how to handle an outbreak. They have contradicted themselves several times. And the fda has not given its approval it was all given with emergency aproval with shortcuts. Regular testimg before release was not complete. Well known docters and scientists have advized against it and their statments are trying to be removed and not shown on main media. Something is very very wrong! This is not normal. Did you ever think that having to PAY someone for LIFE SAVING MEDICIN that maybe that doesnt add up? When have we ever had to do that before?? With viruses worse than this one???

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 1 weeks

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/business/pfizer-covid-vaccine-profits.amp.html

Rocket
Rocket 1 weeks

Of course there isn't going to be "herd immunity" for a FAKE "pandemic " 🤦 The so-called""expert"" are full of 💩💩💩 and have been since the SCAMdemic was launched in 2020. Why were hospitals paid a COMMIS/ION/ BONUS "or "diagno"ing" people with Covid versus the Seasonal Flu?!! Are hospitals supposed to be PAID to diagnose patients a certain way?!! 🤔 There are far too many GULLIBLE 🐑🐑🐑 in our country that fell for this gigantic 'CAM. It's great to see many people around the country opening their eyes to see how the FAKE NEWS literally publishes LIES, then try and pass it"off a" "news."

The Lemon
The Lemon 1 weeks

No Sh*t

Shmule
Shmule 1 weeks

Herd immunity has little to do with vaccines; it is also about exposure, which by this point is probably quite high. They keep telling us how high it was with their high case numbers. They never want to achieve herd immunity, just push more vaccines. More people have probably developed antibodiee, which is all the good vaccination can accomplish, from exposure than from vaccination anyway.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 1 weeks

They really do not want to incentive these vaccines

Fred V
Fred V 1 weeks

Says the experts, who are all benefiting off of the pandemic. If there's a war over the pandemic, the knees are your War profiteers.

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