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We are nowhere near herd immunity: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

“We can’t afford people dying on vaccine preventable diseases because we were too focused on Covid. We need excellent communication which is 100 per cent transparent," said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO scientist

Covid on the wane in Telangana

Experts cite herd immunity, masking, personal hygiene and physical distancing as reasons for decline in cases

Brazil private clinics seek deal for Indian Covid vaccine

The Brazilian Association of Vaccine Clinics (ABCVAC) confirmed on its website it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian firm to purchase its Covaxin vaccine

COVID-19 will likely become seasonal, but not yet, say scientists

According to the scientists, there could be multiple waves of COVID-19 before herd immunity is achieved.

Mumbai may be heading to herd immunity: Experts’ report

The recovery rate in Mumbai is 73 per cent while the doubling rate has climbed to 69 days.

‘UK may have sufficient herd immunity to COVID-19’

For diseases where a vaccine is available, herd immunity is often calculated with the assumption that everybody has the same level of immunity – known as a homogenous model.

Spanish antibody study shows no herd immunity to Covid-19

"This cannot be achieved without accepting the collateral damage of many deaths in the susceptible population and overburdening of health systems,"

‘Herd immunity against Covid possible even with 43% of population’

This research takes a new mathematical approach to estimate the herd immunity figure for a population by an infectious disease, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus can’t be eliminated, we have to live with it: AP CM

CM Jagan Mohan, says a vaccine for the virus might be developed only after a year or so and till then developing "herd immunity" was the only option to check the disease spread

Lockdown over herd immunity for experts

Senior health specialists point out herd immunity route comes with greater challenges and risks, cite UK's botched up strategy

Abundant common sense and wisdom key to fight COVID-19

Pragmatism rather than paranoia is neccessary to tackle the pandemic, say experts

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