The Undersecretary of State for Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, announced on Tuesday that Mexico would reach them “Herd Immunity” against COVID-19 between August and September.
As discussed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC, “herd immunity” or “community immunity” is when a significant portion of a population becomes disease resistant by reducing their capacity for contagion through the chain of contact is broken.
The official said at a news conference that 75% of the population need antibodies to the SARSCoV2 virus to achieve this level of protection.
“We have calculated that, depending on the expected vaccination rate and the number of people we know already have antibodies against COVID, we would arrive in August with enough immune people to potentially reach the critical point between August and September Herd immunity has already been achieved, which is 75 percent, ”said López-Gatell.
The Undersecretary of State recalled that the COVID-19 epidemic has been going down for 17 weeks.
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