The Math on Herd Immunity
“Just the facts, ma’am” — Joe Friday
Not to be too awfully disrespectful, but President Donald tRump has outdone himself.
Once again, he has proposed herd immunity as a solution to the COVID crisis. (https://news.yahoo.com/trump-embraces-herd-immunity-in-wake-of-his-recovery-from-covid-19-200322727.html)
According to my Sister, the Scientist:
(And although I’m not a Scientist, I can positively state that they aren’t always wrong.)
about 300,000,000 = number of people in the U.S. of A.
about two-thirds = percentage of people who will have to get the disease in order to achieve herd immunity
about 200,000,000 = number of people who will have to get the disease in order to achieve herd immunity
say about one = percentage of people, of total cases, who die from COVID
about 2 MILLION = number of people who will have to die in order to achieve herd immunity
Apparently, tRump thinks this is acceptable.
I especially wrote this for people who haven’t decided who to vote for in the upcoming election.
Thank you for your attention.
(Apologize if I didn’t do this right.)