I've read a few of the old threads on herd immunity and none of them quite seemed to pin it all down for me. I was hoping someone would be good enough to show me where the two camps disagree.

From what I can gather herd immunity can be stipped down to a mathematical argument:The_mathematics_of_mass_vaccination

I wondered whether there is anybody who feels the mathematics that herd immunity is based on is flawed?

If the maths isn't flawed, I wondered whether anybody disagreed with the numbers being pumped in?

If you don't disagree with the theory of herd immunity, I wondered if you disagreed with the figures for vaccination rates that pro-vaxers are forever claiming are too low?

One of the reasons this interests me so much is that most of the pro-vax position rests on herd immunity, which you folks regard as being obviously false. If you demolish it, you win. I kind of suspect since the pro-vax position is still the party line that in fact the herd immunity debate comes down to rival sources of authority for the numbers.

From what I can gather herd immunity can be stipped down to a mathematical argument:The_mathematics_of_mass_vaccination

I wondered whether there is anybody who feels the mathematics that herd immunity is based on is flawed?

If the maths isn't flawed, I wondered whether anybody disagreed with the numbers being pumped in?

If you don't disagree with the theory of herd immunity, I wondered if you disagreed with the figures for vaccination rates that pro-vaxers are forever claiming are too low?

One of the reasons this interests me so much is that most of the pro-vax position rests on herd immunity, which you folks regard as being obviously false. If you demolish it, you win. I kind of suspect since the pro-vax position is still the party line that in fact the herd immunity debate comes down to rival sources of authority for the numbers.

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