Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved

Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved

Jul 24 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly throughout the U.S. and beyond, many are wondering: How on earth will this end? In an interview televised this week, President Trump reiterated his belief that sooner or later the virus will burn itself out. "I will be right eventually," the president told Fox News host Chris Wallace. "It's going to disappear, and I'll be right."

But scientists are increasingly of the view that this virus will not disappear. In interviews and correspondence with more than a dozen researchers around the world, NPRfound that the vast majority believes the virus will persist at some level for a long time in places like the U.S. and Europe.

Source: NPR