WHO changes its definition of ‘herd immunity,’ making widespread vaccination essential
Experts, including Stanford epidemiologist Dr Jay Bhattacharya, say the new definition is wrong
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its definition of “herd immunity,” redefining the term as something only achievable when the “vast majority of a population are vaccinated.”
It was recently discovered that the WHO changed this definition, suppressing the fact that immunity happens as a natural process in populations as individuals are infected and develop immunity to a particular virus. Such “herd immunity” can, potentially, be assisted by a vaccine but is not dependent upon it.
One must ask, why is the WHO doing this? Herd Immunity is NOT dependent on vaccinating everyone. This So the reason, by deduction, is that they are trying to motivate everyone to take the new vaccines, which are …
- Being rushed to market
- Have not gone through through testing as is normally the case
- Are using a new, unproven mRNA technology
- Experiencing various concerning side effects.
The WHO’s new definition is largely drawn from a speech delivered in October by the organization’s Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It suppresses the fact that herd immunity is achieved by natural means and narrows the concept as to apply only to the process of vaccination, suggesting that protection from COVID-19 can’t happen without mass vaccination. This is a deception. He states:
‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it…With herd immunity, the vast majority of a population are vaccinated, lowering the overall amount of virus able to spread in the whole population.
But Stanford epidemiologist and co-author of The Great Barrington Declaration, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, has stated that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new definition of “herd immunity” does not rightly define the biological reality.
Bhattacharya told LifeSiteNews, “The revised definition of herd immunity’ at the WHO site is not actually a definition of herd immunity. It provides a nice description of how vaccines can protect people against infections and makes a sensible, but obvious, point that we should not intentionally infect anyone with a disease.”
However, he clarifies, “[h]erd immunity describes the situation when – because of both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity – every new person infected with an infectious disease will pass the infection on to an average of one person or fewer. At that point, the number of infected people will tend to shrink.” This, he states, is “the end point of many epidemics, and will be the end point of this COVID-19 epidemic.”
Finally, he affirms, “The WHO attempting to alter the definition will not change that basic biological fact.”
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