Giving Compass' Take:
- Mahshid Abir discusses the challenges the United States will face in vaccinating 70-80% of its population, which is believed to be the threshold at which herd immunity will begin to function.
- What pathways should governments, non-profits, and other entities use in order to address doubts and misinformation surrounding vaccines? How can funders contribute to the nationwide vaccine education campaign that will be needed in order to curb the coronavirus?
- Read about global inequity in vaccine distribution.
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RAND senior physician policy researcher Mahshid Abir describes several hurdles to achieving herd immunity to COVID-19, including the politicization of the vaccine, political commentary surrounding the production and dissemination processes, as well as misinformation propagated by the anti-vaxxer movement.
Watch the video about herd immunity by Mahshid Abir at RAND.