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Coronavirus herd immunity ‘getting close’ in some regions, NIH director says

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Dr. Francis Collins said experts "don’t really quite know" yet the exact rate of the population that needs some form of protection to achieve herd immunity, but the benchmark is likely "up there around 70, 85 percent...

‘Herd immunity’ looking unlikely in US, report says

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CUOMO WARNS UNVACCINATED PEOPLE CAN KILL GRANDMA The New York Times reported that the reason is that the virus is mutating at a faster rate than vaccine jabs are being given. Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist a...

LA County could see coronavirus herd immunity by July: health official

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While the area was once an epicenter for the virus in the U.S., the county moved into the state’s least restrictive tier last week. According to government data, the seven-day average for test positivity is less than...

Hawaii ‘close’ to reaching coronavirus herd immunity, epidemiologist says

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The theory of herd immunity has been a hot-button issue as of late. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top experts have urged people to distance themselves from the idea of it since it’s hard to pinpoint an exact number of ...

Elephant herd razes 500-kilometer path of destruction after escape from China nature reserve

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A herd of 15 elephants has wreaked havoc in China, trampling crops and causing more than a million dollars' worth of damage, after the animals escaped from a nature reserve last year. The elephants have made a 500-k...

‘No magic target’ to reach herd immunity, Walensky says

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"We know that the more and more people who get one vaccine and then two get fully vaccinated the more we as a nation are protected," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, while appearing on NBC’s TODAY. "We know that the vacci...

Patagonian fossils show Jurassic dinosaur had the herd mentality

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A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the...

Retiring NIH director says he was never pressured to fire Fauci, slams Atlas over herd immunity

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He also criticized former Trump coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas for touting herd immunity as a potential strategy for dealing with the pandemic. Collins, 71, will leave the agency on Sunday after more t...

Former Trump appointee encouraged herd immunity strategy for Covid-19, internal emails reveal

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A former top Trump appointee urged health officials to adopt a "herd immunity" approach to Covid-19, according to internal emails obtained by the House Oversight Committee and shared with reporters. Former Health an...

The governor of Texas doesn’t seem to know what ‘herd immunity’ actually is

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been touted as a hero of the Trump conservative movement for his decision, contra science, to end the mask mandate in his state last month and open all businesses at 100% capacity. That d...

North Wales town taken over by large herd of goats

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During the past year, the pandemic has had a massive impact on people’s lives across the world, oftentimes in unexpected ways. For example, one town in North Wales has been taken over by a large herd of goats. ...