Dr. William Haseltine on Herd Immunity

Herd Immunity for Covid-19 Is ‘a Fantasy’: Dr. Haseltine
June 16, 2020
Bloomberg Markets and Finance

William Haseltine, who designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS and is now chair and president of consulting group ACCESS Health International

We are going back to a period at the beginning of my life, when antibiotics were just coming in–at the end of WWII–for civilian use. Penicillin had been discovered.

But before that, when we were building our railroads, when we were building our cities, we lived with the possibility that tomorrow will not come. Everybody knew that an infection could spell death. We are back to that era.

It’s something that many of us predicted: “There would come a time, there would come a disease that would take us back to the pre-antibiotic days.”
The world doesn’t end. Your world may end … but mankind goes on. We built the world at a time before vaccines and antibiotics. So we will prevail. But we will pay a price.


Covid-19 Immunity Compared to 6 Other Diseases

Covid-19 Immunity Compared to 6 Other Diseases (Common Cold, HIV, SARS, and More)
Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Seema Yasmin takes a look at the human body’s immunity to some other viral infections such as chickenpox, HIV and the common cold.


Sweden’s approach to coronavirus

Sweden, the Jury Returns
June 16, 2020
Dr. John Campbell

  • it wasn’t said explicitly declared, but herd immunty is inherent in the strategy
  • herd immunity is open to debate: 50%-90% (COVID-19: 70-80% need to be infected)

Is Sweden’s controversial approach to coronavirus working?
Channel 4 News
April 30, 2020

In Search of COVID-19 Immunity (April 16, 2020)

In Search of COVID-19 Immunity
April 16, 2020
The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The race is on to find treatments for COVID-19. One of the most promising options being tested in Canada and around the world includes using antibodies from the blood plasma of recovered patients to help others fight the disease. The Agenda discusses the trial, as well as what is known about building immunity to the virus.

Herd immunity: 70%

Friday 10th April and Immunity
April 10, 2020
Dr. John Campbell

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do
March 19, 2020
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

WHO warns ‘no evidence’ that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected
April 25, 2020

Why aiming for herd immunity to deal with the coronavirus is still a bad idea
DW News
May 2, 2020