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Herd immunity: can the UK get there? – The Conversation UK

The vaccination levels needed to cross the line might not be achievable at all, even in the long term.



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Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon?
Not yet, is the short answer. And focusing on a single number is not helpful. It might encourage behaviour that would lead to another wave breaking out, such as relaxing social distancing or on the governments part opening borders. Indeed, countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia experienced relatively…

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