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... plays into the anti-vaxx strategy.

That's a long shot.

I have been clear from the start about the difference and considered to talk about "herd immunity" as option was callous and murderous. Do the math, it's quite simple.

On the other hand, to speak of "herd immunity" implies an immunization program up to the minimum percentile it takes effect.

For anti-vaxxers to mention "herd immunity" is ... ehh, heresy.

by Oui on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 05:12:09 PM EST
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Correct. Their approach is to spread lots of incorrect and misleading info about the whole topic. I'm suggesting not feeding their strategy.
by asdf on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 05:34:11 PM EST
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How will that help 41 WHO.int vaccine candidates validate "field trials" claiming clinical or statistical "controls"? Take the case of DRC running at least 4 concurrently, for example. What did you learn?
DRAFT landscape of COVID-19candidate vaccines - 13 March 2020
by Cat on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 08:08:43 PM EST
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If I understand the anti-vaxers correctly, they're quite happy to benefit from the herd immunity achieved through the efforts (or illnesses) of others, they're just not prepared to contribute to it. The classic individualistic Libertarian position where they take the benefits of society for granted, but don't want to be bound by any societal norms or contribute to the work of others which make "their freedoms" possible.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 08:14:09 PM EST
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Most Grand Princess passengers in quarantine refused coronavirus tests --often at federal officials' urging

Good thing CDC isn't counting mil base "guests" or cruise passengers in its "estimates as a range" with limitations census of HERD IMMUNITY anyway.

by Cat on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 08:47:07 PM EST
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