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Omicron and herd immunity: Could we be getting closer?

Omicron and herd immunity: Could we be getting closer? 

Herd immunity is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that can occur with some diseases when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through previous infections or vaccination, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection for individuals who lack immunity.

One of the possible silver linings about the rise of omicron is that it might produce so much immunity that the virus could fizzle out entirely. An article published in the Press Herald states, “Since the pandemic began, experts have discussed herd immunity as a means of getting past this. There was hope that the vaccines might achieve that goal, but it hasn’t happened, largely because many parts of the world still don’t have access and because vaccine hesitancy remains widespread.

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