German government rules out ‘group immunity’ strategy for Covid-19

Scientists understand ‘group immunity’ when a large percentage of the population acquires immunity after an epidemic, and when the time comes, the disease stops.


The chief of staff of the German government chancellery, Helge Braun, considers that the ‘group immunity’ strategy is not adequate in the fight against the coronavirus in Germany, according to dpa. Scientists understand ‘group immunity’ when a large percentage of the population acquires immunity after an epidemic, and when the time comes, the disease stops.
German government rules out ‘group immunity’ strategy
Berlin News Update: - The chief of staff of the German government chancellery, Helge Braun, considers that the ‘group immunity’ strategy is not adequate in the fight against the coronavirus in Germany, according to dpa.
‘While only half the German population is immunized in 18 months, 73,000 people would be infected daily with the coronavirus,’ said Braun.
‘Our health system would not be able to cope with such high numbers and the health authorities would not be able to monitor it. Control of the epidemic would escape us,’ he continued.
Scientists understand ‘group immunity’ when a large percentage of the population acquires immunity after an epidemic, and when the time comes, the spread of the disease will stop.
‘An epidemic only ends when 60 to 70 percent of the population acquires immunity to the virus,’ said Braun, who is a doctor. ‘Scientists call this somewhat positively 'group immunity,’’ he added.
However, the conservative politician bets on the criteria adopted by the German government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel. ‘The strategy is to avoid infection and, as far as immunity is concerned, wait until the vaccine is available,’ he said.
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