Explainer: Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic

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The novel  coronavirus  pandemic has brought “herd immunity” to the public consciousness, kindling hope the phenomenon can help slow or even end the outbreak.

Herd immunity refers to a large portion of a community developing a degree of immunity to a virus, thereby reducing person-to-person spread. As a result, the  who le community gains protection, not just those  who  are immune.

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Explainer: Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic


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