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The herd immunity ‘solution’ is pub economics – a simple model that won’t work

Barr, Nick (2020) The herd immunity ‘solution’ is pub economics – a simple model that won’t work. LSE Covid 19 Blog (23 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Nicholas Barr (LSE) argues that the pursuit of herd immunity as a response to COVID-19 is profoundly mistaken. The error is no accident, but an example of a much wider class of error – mistaking a simple model (which can be useful to clarify thinking) for a good enough description of reality to be used as the basis for policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 00:19
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107263

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