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Has India achieved herd immunity?

No – and the latest findings of the ICMR sero survey certainly do not suggest anything like that

July 22, 2021 / 08:36 AM IST
Has India achieved herd immunity?

People walk through a crowded market on a rainy day amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai. (Representative image: Reuters)

Has India achieved “herd immunity” – a term often used to denote a population that has achieved protection from a contagious disease? That immunity is achieved because either the majority of the population has got vaccinated or developed immunity by developing protective anti-bodies after being exposed to the disease earlier. That question has cropped up because of a fault understanding of the results of the fourth Sero Survey by the ICMR that has just been released. The results show that...

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