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Default OT: Vaccine causes virus mutations?

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Doesn't giving a coronavirus vaccine to everyone increase
the chances of the virus mutating to avoid the vaccine?

Nope, it's the reverse of that, the virus can only
mutate in infected people and so the fewer that
get infected, the less the chance of it mutating.


So we should be using it sparingly.

Nope, we should be vaccinating as many as possible with
the best vaccines to reduce the number who get infected.

Yup. And they are nearing what they think is herd immunity in New York.

Dunno, nothing useful on that with
Gotta link ?

See in the news they will be lifting restrictions.
The current threshold for herd immunity is 70%.

That number isnt certain yet, it depends on the
basic reproduction number of the disease and
that varys with the strain and it is known that
the more recent more virulent strains have worse
basic reproduction numbers and so the threshold
for herd immunity needed will be much higher
than 70%, well into the 90%s in fact.

They are just about there.


Heard it from the wife of a doctor doing research in New York

She mangled the real story.

but it might not be official.

It definitely isnt.