According to a new estimate from the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, more than 95% of Dallas County inhabitants need to be protected from COVID-19 for the county to benefit from herd immunity.
The updated quote was included in a peer-reviewed article published by the New England Journal of Medicine media this month, written by several researchers at the Center. Researchers have tracked and analyzed detailed COVID-19 data since the start of the pandemic.
The new herd immunity estimates do not include exact numbers, but the portion of the population that needs to be protected from the virus is estimated to be in the 90’s and can be as high as 98% or 99%. There is sex. Steve Miff, president and CEO of the center.
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