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Dr. Fauci rejects ‘herd immunity’ idea, tells ABC News it is ‘total nonsense’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci during an interview on ABC's Good Morning America.

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Anthony Fauci is criticizing a declaration by a group of scientists that supports the concept of “herd immunity,” which the White House is using to bolster a push to reopen schools and businesses.

Fauci says backing herd immunity — the idea that a disease will stop spreading once nearly everybody has contracted it — is “total nonsense.”

The top U.S. infectious disease expert says: “If you talk to anybody who has any experience in epidemiology and infectious diseases, they will tell you that that is risky and you’ll wind up with many more infections of vulnerable people, which will lead to hospitalizations and death,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday. “So I think that we’ve just got to look that square in the eye and say it’s nonsense.”

The U.S. leads the world with 7.9 million coronavirus cases and nearly 217,000 confirmed deaths. Globally, there have been 38 million reported cases and 1.09 million confirmed deaths.

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  1. Herd immunity occurs when enough people become immune to a disease to make its spread unlikely. As a result, the entire community is protected, even those who are not themselves immune. Herd immunity is usually achieved through vaccination, but it can also occur through natural infection.

    Apparently, he doesn’t believe in science!

  2. Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.Jun 6, 2020

  3. Yes, vulnerable people are the concern and should be the ONLY concern. Everyone else and the economy should go on as normal and the vulnerable should be advised to isolate and if they don’t it’s their choice. And yes herd immunity does work idiot Fauci.

  4. Here we have 4 morons with little or no education critiquing a man with advanced degrees in public health and epidemiology. What next? Chimpanzees critiquing humans? 19 more days.😀🇺🇸

    1. Here we have fake mark turner, who has admitted to hiring illegal aliens over US citizens, has made terroristic threats with his bat and steals the ID of a convicted child molester.

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