Donald G of The New York Times wrote that Dr. Anthony Fauci has long cited 60% to 70% as the level of COVID infection/vaccination required to achieve cattle immunity in the country-the The disease subsided and life returned to normal.Little McNeill
But, but, but: “About a month ago, he started saying ’70, 75%’ in a TV interview. Last week, in an interview with CNBC News, he said ’75, 80, 85%’ and ’75 to 80% or more,” Mike Neil wrote.
what is new: McNeill continued: “In a telephone interview, Fauci admitted that he had moved the goal post slowly but intentionally.”
- He said: “Part of the reason he did this was based on new science, and part of the reason was his intuition that the country was finally ready to hear his true thoughts.”
“When the polls say that only about half of Americans will be vaccinated, I mean that herd immunity will account for 70% to 75%… Then, when the newer survey results say that 60% or more will When I was vaccinated, I thought, “I can nudge to 80, 85. We need to be humble… We really don’t know what the actual number is. I think the actual range is between 70% and 90%. However, I will not say 90%. “
deeper: Continue reading McNeil’s article: “How many herds are immune enough?” (subscription.)