By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Herd Immunity : What’s in a Name ?

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Michael Gilligan25/05/2021 09:39:50
avatar
18698 forum posts
912 photos

This is NOT intended to fire-up any political discussion !!

... we will exposed to plenty of that in the mainstream media.

But, as observers of the debate, it is better to be ‘informed’ than ‘innocent’.

.

This historical review of the terminology is, I think, worth reading: **LINK**

https://bshm.org.uk/herd-immunity-whats-in-a-name/

MichaelG.

Hopper25/05/2021 10:38:28
avatar
5505 forum posts
137 photos

Interesting history for sure. But I don't think the writer's conclusion follows from his argument. More of a massive assumption really, that changing the terminology at this stage to something more technically correct would be helpful. Seems like it would just add to the already existing confusion at this stage. Pedants all-too-often fail to grasp that the rest of the world does not see things with the same certainty that they do. (I should know. I'm one of them.)

JA25/05/2021 10:44:02
avatar
1214 forum posts
73 photos

And I thought it was something to do with flocking Starlings.

JA

Hopper25/05/2021 10:55:11
avatar
5505 forum posts
137 photos

There's a fancy techical word for those flockers too: murmuration.

Now, that's pedantry!

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
walker midge
JD Metals
Dreweatts
cowells
rapid Direct
Warco
Eccentric July 5 2018
emcomachinetools
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest