What, exactly, is "Community Immunity"?
JB Handley describes it like this:
"Community Immunity" is the term du jour and an apparently more palatable synonym for the oft-invoked concept of Herd Immunity, the idea that unless enough people are vaccinated against a certain disease, everyone is at risk. Find the right doctor to come on TV, and they'll be happy to explain the magic of vaccine-derived Herd Immunity, and what a scientific process it really is, according to them. Fall below Ms. Pisani's 95% vaccination rate number in her infographic? We return to the Dark Ages!
There's just one problem with the Community/Herd Immunity math and the shaming and pressure that goes along with it: we've never come close to achieving "Herd Immunity" through vaccination, and we never will. In order for Herd Immunity to be a real thing, you need two things to be true (and neither have ever been):1. Adult vaccination rates would also have to be very high, just like rates for children. They aren't the CDC interactive map shows that clearly.
Over half of adults are NON-VACCINATED! We’ve been going to churches, schools, parks, and swimming pools for years with non-vaccinated people and yet somehow we are all still alive!
The CDC requires that the schools track vaccination rates at kindergarten, first grade and seventh grade. Have you really thought about the school-specific vaccination rate argument. It is really absurd.
Vaccination Rates: 1985
No one can believe this chart when they first see it. They demand to see the data source. The CDC has it here's the link.
Community Immunity? (From Informed Choice WA)
Herd Immunity: Fact or Fiction? By Dr. Kelly Brogan
HERD IMMUNITY: CAN MASS VACCINATION ACHIEVE IT? By Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
There is no Herd Immunity By The Outliers
Let’s talk about herd immunity By Levi Quakenboss
More information from Suzanne on herd immunity. https://youtu.be/8GDQwYFZnCk