Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Weaker virus? Herd immunity? Omicron sparks cautious hopes

More people getting Omicron and recovering, combined with more vaccinations, could be the key to boosting collective defences against almost any form of Covid, some experts have said.

80% herd immunity no longer the focus in Covid fight, says Khairy

He says the Delta variant has complicated herd immunity calculations, and that the focus should instead be on vaccinating as many people as possible.

To jab or not, still a question for many, say experts

But they say there is a difference between anti-vaxxers and those who are merely sceptical about the vaccines.

Has Delta killed the herd immunity dream?

The more effective the virus becomes at infecting people, the higher the herd immunity threshold becomes.

60% of adults to be fully vaccinated by Merdeka, says PM

Muhyiddin Yassin says the country is well on its way to achieving 100% vaccination by the end of October.

Govt aiming for 50% of adult population to be fully vaccinated by Aug 31

Khairy Jamaluddin says 29% of adults have already received both jabs.

Australia sets 80% vaccine target to open borders

PM Scott Morrison sets out a series of targets for the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Highest risk of vaccine-resistant variants when most but not all are jabbed, study shows

Authors say that their research highlights the need to maintain other anti-Covid measures until everyone is vaccinated.

Labuan first to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19

It has fully vaccinated 54,800 or 80% of the 68,500 adults eligible for the jab.

Scientists round on UK over plan to end Covid curbs

The UK government concedes that daily infection rates could surge to 100,000 in the weeks ahead, which would put further pressure on hospitals.

Focus right now is jabs, not polls, says Sarawak CM

Abang Johari Openg says Sarawak is aiming to achieve herd immunity by the end of August.

Sarawak aims to reopen economy after completing vaccination drive in August

But Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg warns that SOPs such as the need for face masks will remain in place.

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