Is increased mortality by multiple exposures to COVID-19 an overseen factor when aiming for herd immunity?
Governments across the globe responded with different strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries adopted measures, which have been perceived controversial, others pursued a strategy aiming for herd immunity. The latter is even more controversial and has been called unethical by the WHO Director-General. Inevitably, without proper control measures, viral diversity increases and multiple infectious exposures become common, when the pandemic reaches its maximum. This harbors not only a potential threat overseen by simplified theoretical arguments in support of herd immunity, but also deserves attention when assessing response measures to increasing numbers of infection.
WACCBIP, COVID-19, Toheeb Babatunde Ibrahim, Aliou Bouba, Henri Christian Tsoungui Obama Junior, Vincent Appiah, Gideon Akumah Ngwa, Miranda Ijang Teboh-Ewungkem, Kristan Alexander Schneider, pandemic, Coronavirus Disease