Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists urging free spread of the coronavirus among healthy young people in an effort to achieve "herd immunity" through widespread infection instead of a vaccine, The New York Times reports. (D)uring a White House call on Monday two White House officials cited an Oct. 4 petition titled The Great Barrington Declaration, with more than 9,000 signatories worldwide that condemns lockdowns and pushes for businesses and schools to reopen to achieve herd immunity, suggesting that young people are at "minimal risk of death" from coronavirus.
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