There will be no herd immunity
against Covid without vaccinating
There will be no herd immunity against Covid without vaccinating children on Business Standard. The
alternative to vaccinating children is to let Covid-19 linger, as measles has
Coronavirus More than 910 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been
given and the number is climbing daily. So far, though, the vast
majority of those given a shot and targeted by campaigns have one thing
in common: They’re adults.
That was the right place to start the world’s largest vaccination drive,
but it’s not where we should stop. Children have, it’s true, proven less
susceptible to the coronavirus so far.
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It’s one of the pandemic’s few mercies, even if under-reporting plays a
role. But not all have escaped unscathed, and we know infected
youngsters have unwittingly passed the illness to others.
As with shots for diseases like measles and rubella, Covid-19
vaccinations for kids are about protecting them — and about shielding
everyone else...Read more.
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