Dr. Fauci Says Herd Immunity for COVID-19 Is Likely ‘Unattainable’

Published April 6, 2022

A story questioning the likelihood of a COVID-19 herd immunity in Prevention magazine quotes Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. New variants keep arising, he says, and while someone may develop infection-acquired immunity by getting COVID-19, it’s likely they’ll only have immunity to that particular variant. “Our ability to go ahead and develop a level of immunity in the population where it will eradicate this virus really isn’t something that’s feasible, whether through infection or vaccines,” he says. The story was widely reposted, including on MSN.com.