Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm summed up a report by medical adviser Scott Atlas President TrumpDonald John Trump Mnuchin-Pelosi’s latest call comes out “encouraging news about testing” the stimulus package. China warns to detain American citizens after persecution of Chinese Manchester United scientists: report that questions about musician John Fogerty are stopped and Trump refuses to use “Happy Son”; MORE, pushes the White House to try to approach “herd immunity” to the coronavirus pandemic.
“First of all, this 20 percent number is the most amazing combination of pollen and pseudoscience I’ve ever seen,” Osterholm said, referring to the proportion of the population that Atlas will reportedly have to be infected with the virus to reach the herd. immunity “It’s at least 50 to 70 percent.”
“And remember, when we talk about getting 50 to 70 percent protection, we’re saying you can get there with disease – but if that happens, there will be many deaths, many serious illnesses – or we can try to get get vaccinated and put off the number of people who get sick until we get the vaccine, ”said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, on NBC’s Meet the Press.
NEW: @Mtosterholm responds to Scott Atlas’ claim that only 25 or 20 percent of the population should be infected for herd immunity. #MTP
“It’s 20 percent – it’s the most amazing combination of dusty pix and pseudoscience I’ve ever seen … It’s 50 to 70 percent.” pic.twitter.com/cKRa21IC5c
– Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 18, 2020
“50 percent to 70 percent just slows down the transmission, it doesn’t stop it,” he added. “So this virus will keep looking for wood to burn as long as it can … so our goal is to get as many people as possible.” protected by vaccines “.
Anthony FociAnthony FauciUS records more than 70,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, reaching mid-year levels of COVID-19 surge, prompts warning that “third wave” is now expected, a leading US expert on infectious diseases, also sharply criticized the idea.
“If you just let things break up and let go of the infection, no masks, no crowds, it doesn’t matter – it’s, frankly, George, funny,” Fauci told ABC’s George StefanopoulosGeorge Robert Stefanopoulos Censorship of Biden’s story: How social media is becoming state media Biden City Hall’s audience outweighs Trump’s choice: It’s a competence against chaos MORE on “Good Morning America” last week.