Herd immunity is fine for veterinary epidemiology, but not for humans

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It is very easy to believe that the UK government is continuing with the policy of herd immunity that, appears to me, to have been its strategy throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Others clearly think so too. Watch Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation discuss this in the link in this tweet. He is devastating in it, and the ethics behind it, which he eviscerates.

No wonder Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are taking a different tack. They have governments that care. That’s a pretty fundamental difference. And no wonder people there are asking what the point of the Union is when Westminster is simply hanging us out to die, and it’s all going to be our fault for not being alert.