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“First of all, the 20 percent figure is the most amazing combination of pixie dust and pseudoscience I’ve ever seen,” Osterholm said, referring to the proportion of the population that Atlas reportedly needed to get the virus to achieve flock immunity. “That’s at least 50 to 70 percent.”
“And remember, when we talk about getting 50-70 percent protection, we’re talking about you being able to get there with illness – but if that happens, there will be a lot of deaths, a lot of serious illnesses – or we can try to get there. with vaccination and postponing the number of people who become ill until we have the vaccines available, “Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NBC’s” Meet the Press. “
NEW: @Mtosterholm responds to Scott Atlas’ claim that only 25 or 20 percent of the population should be infected with herd immunity. #MTP
“That 20 percent figure is the most amazing combination of pixie dust and pseudoscience I’ve ever seen … It’s 50 to 70 percent.” pic.twitter.com/cKRa21IC5c
– Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 18, 2020
“50 to 70 percent just slows down transmission, it doesn’t stop there,” he added. “So this virus will continue to look for wood to burn for as long as it can … so our goal is to get as many people protected with vaccines. ”
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