Coronavirus UK: What is herd immunity? Government plan ‘at odds’ with WHO
In a tweet, he said the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance, who announced the herd immunity strategy, was “at odds” with the World Health Organization (WHO).
He said: “He appears to want #Covid19 to SPREAD to build herd immunity whilst protecting vulnerable groups and flattening the peak.
“This seems at odds with WHO policy and the policies of China, Korea, Japan etc.”
When the WHO announced the progression of COVID-19 into a pandemic earlier this week, the organisation’s chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced it was “dangerous” to mitigate rather than contain the virus.
Published at Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:04:00 +0000