Herd immunity can be achieved when a large population will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinating more and more people is the guaranteed way to protect people against COVID-19.
In the United States, many adults have taken at least the first dose of the COVID vaccine. But the rate of daily vaccination is decreasing. And the experts are now saying that with this speed reaching herd immunity is challenging, at least not in the foreseeable future and perhaps not ever.
All the experts are concluding that the virus will not make a promise to exit. However, it will become a manageable threat circulating in the United States for years. And this will cause deaths and hospitalization. However, the number of these hospitalizations and death will decrease.
Another problem is that the virus is continuously changing. And new variants are evolving and spreading very quickly around the world. On the other hand, the processing of vaccines is very slow. So the people on the priority to give vaccines are older people.
An evolutionary biologist at Emory University in Atlanta, Rustam Antia, said this virus is unlikely to go away. However, we should do all we can do to check that it becomes a mild infection.
A big challenge for the public health authorities is that people are skipping their second dose of vaccination. And with this attitude, herd immunity cannot be reached.
And still, vaccination is the key to change this continuously changing virus into a controllable threat.
From the beginning Of spreading this coronavirus across the world in early 2020, it was clear that a strong immunity would be the first weapon to fight this pathogen. And then, approaching herd immunity become the goal of many countries, including the United States.
Herd immunity will be possible when 60 to 70 Percent of the population will be vaccinated. And then experts said that it would be able to reach the heard When the vaccine is available.
And now several variants of this virus are present in the world. So experts now calculate that the immunity threshold will be when at least 80% of the population gets the vaccine.
So, the only way to eliminate the threats of this pandemic is To get immunize through vaccine against this virus.