Herd Immunity, is that seen as a successful strategy at this point?




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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Question:
Herd Immunity, is that seen as a successful strategy at this point?

Answer:
Well I don't think the word is only successful in the sense that it can be key but it's at a very very great cost and human lives so it's not a viable strategy really that the goal of reopening isn't to try to get herd immunity the goal of reopening is try to safely re-establish some...

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Alon Vaisman

Well I don't think the word is only successful in the sense that it can be key but it's at a very very great cost and human lives so it's not a viable strategy really that the goal of reopening isn't to try to get herd immunity the goal of reopening is try to safely re-establish some economic activity and social activity of the society as it's just like opening the Instant Pot as I said like when you're opening it slightly you're not trying to get as much of the steam out as you can you're just trying to get it back to a point where it can be safely done. So trying to get as many people infected as you can is it's just can be potentially unethical really because it'll be at the expense of many many more people that needed to die from this who would not otherwise die from it.

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Alon Vaisman, Infection Control Physician, UHN.
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