Herd immunity strategy has come under scrutiny. Herd immunity assumes a large section of the population will be infected. Rather than enforce lockdown measures, herd immunity encourages social distancing in public places. The aim is to have as many low-risk people infected as possible. Immune people cannot infect others. Therefore, the more there are, the faster we kill its exponential growth, and the easier it will be to treat the vulnerable. The WHO has criticised the approach, as have many others. Is the Swedish government correct?
Herd immunity is our best defence against the spread of coronavirus
Policy should be focussed on managing, rather than unsuccessfully containing, the spread of the virus.
Herd immunity has worked to stop viruses before
Herd immunity is one of the ways viruses stop spreading.