I have an epiphany. It’s not one of a happy beginning context but the outcome could be a positive one. If the current rampant spread of the #coronavirus continues in the US it could inevitably create herd immunity.
Herd immunity is the result of a large portion of a community (the herd) becoming immune to a disease or virus, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.
Often, a percentage of the population must be capable of getting a disease in order for it to spread. This is called a threshold proportion. If the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than this threshold, the spread of the disease will decline. This is known as the herd immunity threshold.
According to the experts we are rapidly getting to the point of no return when it comes to controlling the spread of the virus absent a vaccine.
If the virus continues its wildfire like spread the blessing of a vaccine may come in the form of herd immunity.