Is "Herd immunity" is a myth?
- Category: Uncategorised
- Created: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 23:21
- Written by Meryl Dorey, President of the Australian Vaccination Network
Herd immunity is a myth. It does not exist. And in fact, the origin of the term had nothing to do with vaccines, disease eradication or even protecting people from infectious diseases. In the 1930s, herd immunity was used to explain why epidemics were cyclical in nature so they could be predicted. The pivotal researcher into this issue described how when a certain percentage of children had contracted and recovered from measles (approximately 66%), there would be a period of 3-4 years before another outbreak occurred.You have to upgrade your account in order to view this article. Please follow this link