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Commenting on his Facebook page Chulalongkorn University virologist Dr Yong has said that achieving herd immunity needs a higher number of vaccinations for the Delta variant. He said that 85% of the Thai public need to be inoculated compared to previous assessments that 70% would be sufficient to achieve herd immunity for the other strains.

 

 

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2 hours ago, gummy said:

Commenting on his Facebook page Chulalongkorn University virologist Dr Yong has said that achieving herd immunity needs a higher number of vaccinations for the Delta variant. He said that 85% of the Thai public need to be inoculated compared to previous assessments that 70% would be sufficient to achieve herd immunity for the other strains.

I also heard as high as 90% would be required against Delta.

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You can forget about that herd immunity with vaccines! Cannot be done!

"COVID-19 in Iceland: Vaccination Has Not Led to Herd Immunity, Says Chief Epidemiologist

While data shows vaccination is reducing the rate of serious illness due to COVID-19 in Iceland, the country’s Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason says it has not led to the herd immunity that experts hoped for. In the past two to three weeks, the Delta variant has outstripped all others in Iceland and it has become clear that vaccinated people can easily contract it as well as spread it to others, Þórólfur stated in a briefing this morning..."

https://www.icelandreview.com/society/covid-19-in-iceland-vaccination-has-not-led-to-herd-immunity-says-chief-epidemiologist/

"We really can not do anything else," says Þórólfur when asked whether the nation of seventy to eighty must be allowed to become infected to achieve herd immunity."

 

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3 hours ago, HappyExpat said:

I also heard as high as 90% would be required against Delta.

As @JackIsAGoodBoy already clarified in his post immediately after yours > you can simply forget about reaching herd immunity by vaccinating the total population.  Gibraltar has a 99% vaccination ratio, and covid-hospitalization rates are sharply rising again.  And in their case it is a tad more difficult to claim that it are only the unvaccinated that are getting ill. 

I hope that dr Yong(ele) follows that international news, and withdraws his recommendation to the Thai government to jab all children over +3 years of age to reach that magic figure of 85% of population jabbed which he believes will be sufficient for herd-immunity. 

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