That is genuinely dangerous nonsense, and it flat out doesn't work for Covid-19.This article is one of the best I've read so far [the writer is an nhs GP too]:
'If the majority of people who are unlikely to suffer much ill effect could catch the infection, and get over it safely, they would be much less likely to transmit it to the vulnerable during the winter.
This strategy goes by the ugly name of herd immunity, an unfeeling name for the most compassionate policy.'
Really ??? looks like herd immunity has more or less worked in sweden, or do you know otherwise?That is genuinely dangerous nonsense, and it flat out doesn't work for Covid-19.
This is actually one of the headlines in the Times today, but paywalled:Eh? Sweden absolutely hasn't gone for herd immunity, they've tried to suppress the virus using different means to us (i.e. they've never imposed a lockdown), but what they absolutely haven't done is sanctioned or pursued a policy of herd immunity.
Some reading here on what it is and how it's achieved -
What figures are you seeing? I haven't read that full article as it's paywalled, would be odd for the Times to get a basic thing like this wrongI don't think these numbers match the ones I see on worldometer.