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We may never achieve long-term global herd immunity for COVID. But if we’re all vaccinated, we’ll be safe from the worst – The Conversation AU

It’s quite likely this virus will never be eliminated from the world. But even so, getting vaccinated enormously reduces your risk of severe outcomes like hospitalisation…

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In early 2020, during the first thrashes of the pandemic, we were all talking about herd immunity.
At that stage, many commentators were arguing we should let COVID-19 rip through populations so we could get enough people immune to the virus that it would stop spreading. As I argued at the time, this was a terrible idea that would overwhelm hospitals and gravely sicken and kill many people.
Now we have safe and effective vaccines, we can aim to reach herd immunity in a much safer way. Its certainly…

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