- According to the “Daily Beast” report, despite the denial, the White House is reportedly still urging herd immunity police to resolve the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Public health officials have repeatedly stated that this method will lead to thousands of unnecessary infections and deaths.
- Herd immunity means that when enough people in a population are immune to the virus, it will slow down the speed of transmission.
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According to the “Daily Beast” report, three officials from the White House of President Donald Trump stated that despite public denial of the government, the government is actually still promoting a herd immunization strategy against the COVID-1
Three senior health officials told the “Daily Beast” that despite public health experts and doctors warning that the strategy will lead to more illnesses and deaths, the government is still taking steps to incorporate the strategy into policy.
Public health officials have repeatedly stated that methods of immunization of cattle will be dangerous and may have disastrous consequences.
“This is completely wrong,” Mark Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s Chanzan School of Public Health, said on Twitter on Monday. “Immunization is not a strategy or solution. It is a preventable virus.”
A source told The Daily Beast that although the government has been cautiously using the term “group immunity”, their policy efforts are focused on the idea that vulnerable Americans should be protected while all others Anyone can be exposed and possibly infected.
According to reports, earlier this summer, neuroradiologist and senior epidemiology consultant Scott Atlas promoted a strategy similar to that originally implemented in Sweden before the vaccine was obtained.
Crowd immunity means that when enough people in a population are immune to the virus, it slows down the spread. One way to achieve this goal is through vaccines. Before this goal is achieved, a large part of the population will need to be immunized.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, so far, nearly 9 million Americans have been infected and more than 227,000 have died of COVID-19.
Since then, Atlas has claimed that the exemption for cattle is not an approach that the White House is considering.
“As we have clearly stated many times in our records and prints, we strongly deny that the White House, the President, the government or anyone who advises the President has adopted or advocated any strategy to achieve cattle immunity through coronavirus infection. Transmission through the community.” “This has never been told to the President, and has never been part of any of the President’s policies.”