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With Delta Variant Spread, Herd Immunity A ‘Myth’, Says Public Health Expert

Vaccine Trust Higher In Developing Nations

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Ex-WHO executive and co-chair of the Asia Pacific Immunization Coalition, Tikki Pangestu, outlined at a recent briefing why he believes herd immunity for COVID-19 will not be achievable against the backdrop of the global spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Facets of vaccine hesitancy and the complexity of vaccine manufacturing were among the other issues discussed by experts.

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