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Herd Immunity May Play a Bigger Role Than We Thought

Going forward, hard-hit communities could enjoy a measure of immunity-derived protection

During the first months of the pandemic, so-called herd immunity among public-health officials, politicians, and the media. The term refers to the…




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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