RETRACTED: R and the Herd: Why we could be nearer to community immunity than we think
Before any non-specialist attempts to write something on COVID-19, we should wonder: are any actual experts already writing on this, and if not, why not. Enough badly informed stuff has already been published by amateurs that before posting we should be certain we are actually being helpful.October 2022 UPDATE: I've removed the rest of this post. Turns out everyone (including me) was wrong, and we didn't understand pandemics of respiratory diseases very well. And perhaps we still don't.
This page was a review of:
- Individual variation in susceptibility or exposure to SARS-CoV-2 lowers the herd immunity threshold, M. Gabriela M. Gomes, Rodrigo M. Corder, Jessica G. King, Kate E. Langwig, Caetano Souto-Maior, Jorge Carneiro, Guilherme Goncalves, Carlos Penha-Goncalves, Marcelo U. Ferreira, Ricardo Aguas
- The disease-induced herd immunity level for Covid-19 is substantially lower than the classical herd immunity level, Tom Britton, Frank Ball, Pieter Trapman