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
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 immunity by letting