Despite the growing availability of vaccines, the World Health Organization’s top scientist says immunity to the coronavirus will not be achieved in 2021.
Achieving “herd immunity” is crucial to getting back to life as normal. It means enough of the population has developed immunity to the coronavirus after either having been infected with it or having gotten a vaccine.
The WHO said billions will need to get the vaccine worldwide to achieve immunity on a large scale.
In the video at the top of the page, Eyewitness News anchor Blaine Tolison explains where we’re at now and the numbers we need to reach.
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