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Also, herd immunity alone did not successfully control or eradicate the disease.

While herd immunity might put the end of the pandemic in sight, experts estimate that around 40 to 60 percent of a population would need to be infected to reach it.

To put it simply, herd immunity is the scientific theory that if enough of a population builds antibodies or gains immunity against a pathogen, they can protect those who are more vulnerable to infection.

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The concept of “herd immunity” appears to be making a comeback as cases rise and governments struggle to control the virus while often resisting full-scale lockdowns of the type seen in the spring.

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There are lessons we can learn from these previous infectious diseases but this goes beyond poorly understood concepts of herd immunity, elimination or learning to live with a virus.

There are little kids darting up and down the bleachers, being herded by moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers.

One man claimed all the villagers were herded into a school.

When foreign sailors called at Odessa they were all herded to one specific bar called Inter Club.

We were herded into a chilly waiting room waiting for the Britannia to be refueled.

But a far worse fate awaited the women and children, who were herded into a nearby church and locked inside.

Seven o'clock in the morning is too early for any rational human being to be herded into a factory at the call of a steam whistle.

He tilled his fields, herded his flocks, attended him in war, and assisted him in special emergencies with money.

He did not intend to be herded into the gloomy company of a lot of beaten and sulking Welsh nationalists!

In half a minute the dry slab stuff that the bunks were built of was ablaze and the boss herded us to the door.

"A nasty crew," Carver remarked to Peter Gross as the pirates were herded on the beach under the rifles of his company.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to herded, such as: consumed, directed, forced, galvanized, guided, and impelled.

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