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Goodhart’s law and the dark side of herd immunity

Hancke, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-3334-231X (2020) Goodhart’s law and the dark side of herd immunity. LSE COVID-19 Blog (23 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Herd immunity is often held up as a solution to the COVID-19 crisis. Bob Hancké (LSE) argues that it is a dangerous solution, and morally rejectable – in large part because it is a special instance of Goodhart’s law, undermining the very goal it purports to achieve. Herd immunity is not only technically flawed, as many medical experts argue, but also epistemologically wrong in the case of COVID-19.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
European Institute
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 16:54
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 16:45

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