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I take it the 66% is referring to infection recovery to reach “herd”


The R0 affects that. The faster the spread (higher R0) the more immunity needed in the population.

Measles R0 is around 12-16 meaning it is highly infectious. The percentage to reach herd immunity is then much higher than for many other diseases.

The basic way to calculate the required percentage of immunity is
Herd immunity = 1-1/R0

This is why the claim of a very low R0 is necessary for the “we’re almost at herd immunity crowd”

Using R0 of 2 or 3 would require 50-67%

Using the R0 of 1.25 Would require only 20%.

I still want to know how those who are pushing this narrative can reconcile having an R0 of 1.25 while also claiming 30,000,000 infections in 6 months of community spread. This is like saying a wildfire is very slow spreading but has burned 10% of the US. Seems very contradictory, but cherry pickers cherry pick.
[Post edited by BACKinBLACK at 08/01/2020 11:56AM]

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