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Coronavirus: thresholds for effective herd immunity could be lower than predicted

Basic models for COVID-19 suggest herd immunity is achieved when 60 percent of people are immune. This assumes that everyone in the population mixes to the same degree and at random. It’s unrealistic, writes Pieter Trapman, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, in a new article in The Conversation.

blvdone/Shutterstock. Photo from article in The Conversation
blvdone/Shutterstock. Photo from article in The Conversation


The article is published on October 5 and is written by Pieter Trapman, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Stockholm University.

He writes:
 “In our research, we tried to reflect some of the diversity of behaviour found in human populations to show what effect it might have on reaching herd immunity.”

Read the article published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-thresholds-for-effective-herd-immunity-could-be-lower-than-predicted-heres-why-145069

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