Herd immunity is when enough members of a population (a herd, so to speak), are immune from a disease, so that a person with the disease infects fewer than one other person. Once there is herd immunity, outbreaks of the disease taper off rather than grow exponentially.There are three ways for a person to gain immunity from a particular disease. They can be born not suspectable to the disease, they can receive an effective vaccination for
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Why would anyone mock a drug that shows promise? Chloroquine and its less toxic derivative, hydroxychloroquine, are existing antimalarial drugs thought to be effective in treating coronavirus.
Dr. Steve Kassapidis is a COVID-19 critical care physician in New