Vaccine passports will be a short-term ‘bridge to freedom’ before full herd immunity by this autumn

Revealed: Vaccine passports will be a short-term ‘bridge to freedom’ before full herd immunity by this autumn (as 63% of voters back their use) Ministers planning to use vaccine passports as a short-term ‘bridge to freedom’ The passports will allow the return of mass public gatherings in the summer ‘Covid status certificates’ will not likely … Read more

Britain will pass threshold for herd immunity on MONDAY

Britain is set to pass the threshold for herd immunity on Monday, scientists say. Modelling by University College London (UCL) suggests that 73.4 per cent of the population will have protection against Covid by April 12. The figures outdo pessimistic estimations by Imperial College this week – which suggested that just 34 per cent would have … Read more

Los Angeles County is on course for Covid-19 herd immunity by end of JUNE, health officials say

Los Angeles County could be on track to achieving herd immunity by the end of June, the county’s Public Health Director said on Wednesday. Dr. Barbara Ferrer said that, based on numbers from the federal government, L.A. County will reach 80 per cent vaccine coverage among residents over 16 years old in the next 12 weeks. … Read more

Amish community ‘is the first in the United States to achieve herd immunity to Covid’

An Amish community in Pennsylvania has become ‘the first in the US to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19‘ after 90 per cent of their households became infected with the virus when they resumed church services late last spring.  The administrator of a medical center in the heart of the Amish community in New Holland Borough … Read more

New York City becomes the first city in the nation to end qualified immunity for police officers

New York City is set to become first major city in the nation to end qualified immunity for police officers after the city council voted on sweeping reforms after it slashed the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion last year. The New York City Council voted on Thursday to end qualified immunity for police officers which will … Read more

Fury over plans for Covid ‘pub passport’ app that would show proof of jab, negative test or immunity

Millions could go to pubs with no social distancing under plans to let drinkers use mobile phones to prove they are free of Covid. As fury erupted over the idea of coronavirus ‘passports’, it emerged customers could be allowed to rely on an app. They could use it to prove they had either had the … Read more

Coronavirus immunity could last DECADES for some people – but only days for others

COVID-19 survivors’ immunity could last DECADES for some – but it only last days for others and 11% never develop ANY protection from reinfection, study suggests Researchers looked at blood samples of 164 previously infected COVID-19 patients in Singapore Around 11% never had detectable levels of neutralizing antibodies while about 55% had levels wane within … Read more

‘New York’ Covid variant that may evade vaccine-triggered immunity found in UK

A new coronavirus variant that may partially evade vaccine-triggered immunity and was first spotted in New York is already in Britain, health chiefs confirmed today. And swabbing suggests the variant — dubbed B.1.526 — may have been lurking here for at least a month. Scientists tracking the constantly-evolving virus say three cases of the mutant … Read more

‘New York’ Covid variant that may evade vaccine-triggered immunity is already in the UK

A new coronavirus variant that may partially evade vaccine-triggered immunity and was first spotted in New York is already in Britain, health chiefs confirmed today. And swabbing suggests the variant — dubbed B.1.526 — may have been lurking here for at least a month. Scientists tracking the constantly-evolving virus say three cases of the mutant … Read more

Facebook flags WSJ op-ed on ‘herd immunity’ by Johns Hopkins professor as ‘fake news’

The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Facebook fact-checkers relied on ‘opinion and not facts’ after an op-d written by Johns Hopkins professor Dr Marty Makary (pictured) was flagged last week. The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Facebook fact-checkers relied on ‘opinion and not facts’ when they flagged an op-ed that was written by … Read more