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Herd Immunity : What’s in a Name ?

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Michael Gilligan25/05/2021 09:39:50
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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**


Hopper25/05/2021 10:38:28
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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
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And I thought it was something to do with flocking Starlings.


Hopper25/05/2021 10:55:11
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There's a fancy techical word for those flockers too: murmuration.

Now, that's pedantry!

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