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Real Herd Immunity

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Real Herd Immunity

In CommPRO, Bill Ide, Partner at Akerman, examines the dangers of reckless herd immunity as the world searches for a Covid-19 cure.

I’m well north of 60, someone who’s been blessed to survive multiple bouts with cancer. There are millions like me who want to continue being active and playing leadership roles in our communities. Instead, we’re being abandoned, thoughtlessly driven to the sidelines (or at least to our family-room sofas) by the President and his reckless “herd Immunity” followers.

The correct approach to “herd immunity” is to wait until a trustworthy vaccine become readily available, then aggressively inoculate people until the virus dies – not killing the vulnerable until we all die.

In truth, Trump’s baseless theory that it’s OK for young people to get the virus while older Americans and those with preexisting conditions are somehow “protected” consigns us to life as hermits – or worse.

Many of us still need to work and want to see our children and family members. My wife and I want to enjoy our 11 grandchildren without fearing the worst from infection.

Science is based on facts and tells us that vaccines will ultimately defeat the virus. We can have productive economies in the interim by containing the virus with masks, social distancing, testing and effective hygiene…Read more

LEVICK |

Real Herd Immunity

In CommPRO, Bill Ide, Partner at Akerman, examines the dangers of reckless herd immunity as the world searches for a Covid-19 cure.

I’m well north of 60, someone who’s been blessed to survive multiple bouts with cancer. There are millions like me who want to continue being active and playing leadership roles in our communities. Instead, we’re being abandoned, thoughtlessly driven to the sidelines (or at least to our family-room sofas) by the President and his reckless “herd Immunity” followers.

The correct approach to “herd immunity” is to wait until a trustworthy vaccine become readily available, then aggressively inoculate people until the virus dies – not killing the vulnerable until we all die.

In truth, Trump’s baseless theory that it’s OK for young people to get the virus while older Americans and those with preexisting conditions are somehow “protected” consigns us to life as hermits – or worse.

Many of us still need to work and want to see our children and family members. My wife and I want to enjoy our 11 grandchildren without fearing the worst from infection.

Science is based on facts and tells us that vaccines will ultimately defeat the virus. We can have productive economies in the interim by containing the virus with masks, social distancing, testing and effective hygiene…Read more

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