New Hotness: It Could Take 90% Getting Vaccine For Herd Immunity

Hey, remember the good old days (like a couple weeks ago) when we needed 70-75% of Americans to get the vaccine and/or have the antibodies from having had Wuhanflu? Good times, good times

Fauci says herd immunity could require nearly 90% to get coronavirus vaccine

Herd immunity against the novel coronavirus could require vaccination rates approaching as high as 90%, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most prominent U.S. infectious disease expert, said in an interview published on Thursday in The New York Times.

More than 1 million Americans have received a first dose of a vaccine since Dec. 14, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, or only about 0.3% of the population.

Fauci, who is advising both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden on the pandemic, acknowledged that he had increased his estimates from earlier in the year, when he tended to say only 60% to 70% would need to be inoculated for herd immunity to be reached.

“We need to have some humility here,” Fauci told The New York Times. “We really don’t know what the real number is. I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent.”

The Elites are going to be running out of ways to keep the People compliant.

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” Fauci, who turned 80 on Thursday, told the Times.

“Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.'”

What’s your guess as to how they keep stretching this out? Oh, wait

Decades.

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8 Responses to “New Hotness: It Could Take 90% Getting Vaccine For Herd Immunity”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    It’s a shame that huge government offices that have been around for decades haven’t actually studies about herd immunity and have managed to actually discovered a real number so they wouldn’t need to guess. Maybe it’s on next year’s study schedule. Assuming their funding doesn’t get shifted to study how society harms Trans teenagers by not accepting their identities sooner.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      It IS known for studied diseases and varies with disease (infectivity, mode of transmission). Herd immunity for measles is estimated at 90-95%, for influenza ~ 40%. In Pakistan, 83% of children have been immunized against poliomyelitis virus but the disease still spreads.

      SARS-CoV-2 has not been studied enough to know.

      American conservatism continues to kill some 3,000 Americans each day.

      • Dana says:

        It is with exactly zero surprise that I have noticed that the esteemed Mr Dowd, who has spent the past four years telling us that President Trump is a liar, has exactly zero concern that Dr Fauxi deliberately lied in a propaganda and manipulative effort.

        We might as well simply rename the left the Ministry of Truth.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Dr. Fauci will still have a job on the afternoon of Jan 20, 2021.

          Does Mr Dana have specific examples of Dr. Fauci deliberately lying in a propaganda and manipulative effort?

          “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” – attributed to Keynes.

  2. Dana says:

    Don’t you get it? If they keep raising the threshold to ever higher, seemingly unattainable numbers, the longer they can keep you under control.

  3. joe says:

    wouldn’t it be easier for 60 mil people to get it since 80% of the population is immune to it or will have none to slight symptoms?

  4. Desmond McGlynn says:

    Thank you for not calling Fauci, “Doctor” Fauci.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Anthony Fauci, M.D., graduated Cornell Medical School. Dr Fauci is more a doctor than Trump is a Mr.

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