How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?

Good morning! The end goal of our vaccination drive is herd immunity: the point at which enough people are immune to COVID-19 that even the ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Good morning! The end goal of our vaccination drive is herd immunity: the point at which enough people are immune to COVID-19 that even the unvaccinated are mostly protected. But that target—which we may reach when about 90% of the population is vaccinated, according to experts—is months away, at best.

Cases and deaths, however, are soaring now, even as the pace of vaccination picks up. When will the shots we’re giving start to make a dent in the rate of transmission, signaling a turning point in our fight against the virus? Scientists say… it’s complicated. Read more here.

Morgan Clendaniel
 
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