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Coastal Bend still working to reach herd immunity from COVID-19 – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-09-20 18:43:08 –

Corpus Christi, Texas — As immunization rates increase, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to decline. But we are still far from herd immunity.

The fewer people shot, the longer it takes to reach herd immunity, according to Heath officials.

Resident medical expert Dr. Salim Slani initially said health authorities are looking at about 70 percent of the vaccinated population to reach that goal. In addition, Slani said the Delta variant raised that threshold.

“We are looking for somewhere in the 90 percent range of people who need to have an antibody response, either by infection or vaccination,” Surani said. “That’s why the Delta variant has become a game changer due to its high transmission rate.”

Slani warns that every time someone gets infected with COVID-19, up to 8-9 others can get infected as well.

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