Is reaching zero COVID-19 possible?

Original article by Kingston Mills
The Conversation – Page: Online : 23-Oct-20

A number of countries have successfully suppressed the coronavirus. However, an elimination strategy is more difficult to achieve; New Zealand came close to doing so, but new cases emerged after the nation had been COVID-free for 100 days. Potential options for achieving ‘zero COVID-19’ include herd immunity; however, reaching the threshold for this through natural infection will result in many more deaths, while some people who survive COVID-19 will experience long-term health effects. A vaccine is the best chance of reaching zero COVID-19, but it is unrealistic to expect the first vaccines to be fully effective, and distributing a vaccine worldwide could take years.


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