Coronacast
Coronacast
Oct 27, 2020
Forget herd immunity... does immunity last at all?
10 min
There are several strategies when trying to control coronavirus - ranging from hard suppression to herd immunity.

The idea behind herd immunity is to let the virus spread through a population in manageable numbers with the hope that when enough recover, it won't have anywhere else to go.

But that relies on humans remaining immune.

Today: why a recent yet-to-be-peer-reviewed study has thrown more doubt on the herd immunity theory.

Also on this show:

* What's the latest with the Russian vaccine?

* Is it safe to go back into shopping centres in Melbourne while wearing a mask?

And Norman has some research from Nature on our good friend the D614G spike protein mutation, and why it mightn't be worth worrying about too much.
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