A Dangerous Idea
Last updated 10/19/2020 at 2:34pm
Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s science advisor, has advocated the concept of “herd immunity” to defeat COVID-19. Earlier this month, a small number of medical professionals released the Great Barrington Declaration, which also advocates for “herd immunity. The idea is that by secluding the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions, COVID-19 should be allowed to run freely throughout the world. When 10-20 percent of people have been infected, then “herd immunity” will have occurred.
This is a dubious and dangerous proposal that should be dropped immediately. The declara...