L.A. County Expected to Hit COVID-19 Herd Immunity by End of July

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Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by Rong-Gong Lin II and Hayley Smith on May 10, 2021.

Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity from the coronavirus among adults and the oldest teenagers by mid- to late July, another milestone that underscores the region’s rapid recovery from the pandemic.

Herd immunity, sometimes referred to as community immunity, occurs when enough people have been inoculated or have obtained natural immunity to protect the larger population against the virus.

Experts had previously expressed concern that waning demand for the COVID-19 vaccines and uneven vaccination rates could make it hard to reach that goal. …

LA Times 5/10

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