Coronavirus: Herd Immunity not an option

Thursday, July 30th, 2020, 05:59:35 PM IST

When the spread of coronavirus started increasing more and more in the country and in the world, several experts and scientists said that either a vaccine, or achieving herd immunity were the only possible options.

A few days ago, a survey conducted in Mumbai showed that more than 57% of the slum population in Mumbai had Coronavirus antibodies. This gave a lot of hopes to many who hoped that herd immunity was finally going to be achieved, making things a lot easier.

However, experts are saying that herd immunity is neither an option nor a solution in a country like India, where the population is really high. Also, the vast difference in the kind of lifestyles people live makes it all the more difficult.

With herd immunity now being ruled out, we should all hope that a vaccine to battle this deadly pandemic of Coronavirus will come out sooner, rather than later.