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Star Tribune (March 31)

2021/ 04/ 01 by jd in Global News

Chile “appears poised to be among the first in the world to reach herd immunity. But experts say the country’s speedy and efficient vaccination drive—only Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles have vaccinated a larger share of their populations—gave Chileans a false sense of security and contributed to a sharp spike in new infections and deaths that is overloading the health care system.”

 

Bloomberg (May 7)

2020/ 05/ 09 by jd in Global News

“It’s easy to lose sight of the scariest scenario of them all: the one where there’s no magic bullet.” Without a vaccine breakthrough, “herd immunity would come, if at all, only after millions of deaths around the world.” While this scenario is unpalatable, “it isn’t defeatism to ask what the world will look like if we lose the war we’re fighting. It’s realism.”

 

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