This “herd immunity” would reduce transmission in the event of a winter resurgence.
On Sky News, Vallance said that “probably about 60 percent” of people would need to be infected to achieve herd immunity.
“People have misinterpreted the phrase herd immunity as meaning that we’re going to have an epidemic to get people infected,” says Graham Medley at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
As a consequence, the nation may achieve herd immunity; it’s a side effect, not an aim.
Indeed, yesterday, U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated, “Herd immunity is not our goal or policy.” The government’s actual coronavirus action plan, available online, doesn’t mention herd immunity at all.

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