herd immunity

Herd immunity could end the COVID-19 pandemic, but could overwhelm healthcare systems

A vaccination for COVID-19 is not expected to arrive for another 12-18 months

FARGO, N.D. — There are two ways to become immune to an infectious disease; to become infected and recover or to receive a vaccination. To reach herd immunity, the majority of a population would need to become immune in one of those ways. That would make the disease less likely to be spread to those who aren’t immune because there…

Study Finds Vaccinations Keep Communities Safe

Low immunization rates leads to higher risk of disease

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Experts say getting vaccinated can not only protect you from infectious diseases, but it can also protect people who aren’t able to get vaccines. One new study looks at how opting out of vaccines puts entire communities at risk. States like North Dakota and Minnesota have exemptions if parents don’t want to vaccinate their kids. Researchers say the…