WHO chief says COVID-19 herd immunity push is immoral

Apart from the ethics, there’s no guarantee of immunity, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says in the wake of a new case of coronavirus reinfection

The WHO has come out strongly against calls for a herd immunity strategy to combat COVID-19, saying such an approach has never been used “in the history of public health”.

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. Photo courtesy UN Geneva.

At his latest media briefing, WHO director-general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus addressed what he called “some discussion about the concept of reaching so-called herd