Trump administration adopts the “fringe” and “dangerous” herd immunity: ‘Another word for mass murder’

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Top infectious-disease experts say the idea is unworkable and far too dangerous, and the World Health Organization recently condemned the approach as “unethical.”

  • Three scientists unveiled their plan, which they call Focused Protection earlier this month.
  • It focuses on opening up the entire economy with very little restrictions other than protecting our most vulnerable citizens.
  • Trump has always wanted states to re-open fully and even threatened to withhold funds from states who do not comply.
  • Top infectious-disease experts say the idea is unworkable and far too dangerous, and the World Health Organization recently condemned the approach as “unethical.”

A senior administration official told reporters in a background briefing call Monday:

“We’re not endorsing a plan. The plan is endorsing what the president’s policy has been for months. The president’s policy — protect the vulnerable, prevent hospital overcrowding, and open schools and businesses — and he’s been very clear on that,” the official said.

“Everybody knows that 200,000 people died. That’s extremely serious and tragic. But on the other hand, I don’t think society has to be paralyzed, and we know the harms of confining people to their homes,” the official added.

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