Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns: a new trolley problem?

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Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns : a new trolley problem? / Di Nucci, Ezio.

BMJ Publishing Group. 2020.

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Di Nucci, E 2020, Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns: a new trolley problem?. BMJ Publishing Group.

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Di Nucci, E. (2020, Jun 9). Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns: a new trolley problem? BMJ Publishing Group.

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Di Nucci E. Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns: a new trolley problem? 2020.

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Di Nucci, Ezio. / Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns : a new trolley problem?. 2020. BMJ Publishing Group.

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title = "Herd immunity and lifting lockdowns: a new trolley problem?",
abstract = "How does pursuing herd immunity compare with lifting lockdowns, from an ethical point of view? The (moral) problem with the pursuit of herd immunity under a pandemic such as COVID-19 is that getting more than half of the population infected (the herd immunity threshold is at least 60{\%}), given a CFR of say 1{\%}, means having to kill at least 0.6{\%} of one’s population. We are therefore intentionally sacrificing the 0.6{\%} in order to achieve herd immunity...",
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