Infectious Disease

Health Talk Live: COVID-19 and Herd Immunity

One common question about COVID-19 is how close we are to achieving herd immunity to limit the spread of the virus. In this segment of TriHealth’s Health Talk Live, Local 12’s Liz Bonis speaks with TriHealth Chief Medical Officer Kevin Joseph, MD about achieving herd immunity for the virus. Dr. Joseph explains exactly what herd immunity is, how it is achieved and how close we are to reaching that point in the U.S. He also addresses the dangers behind potential attempts to deliberately spread the disease to hasten the development of herd immunity and describes the impact on the mortality rate of a higher rate of testing.

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Last Updated: September 08, 2020