The Math on Herd Immunity

“Just the facts, ma’am” — Joe Friday

image by Aron Visuals from Unsplash

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.)

Peace…

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