How Many COVID-19 Infections Will It Take To Reach Herd Immunity?

Herd Immunity
'The Atlantic' is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Newsha Tavakolian / The Atlantic
Herd Immunity
'The Atlantic' is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Newsha Tavakolian / The Atlantic

How Many COVID-19 Infections Will It Take To Reach Herd Immunity?

Some Americans who oppose vaccines and flout COVID-19 safety precautions like facemasks say herd immunity will get us through the pandemic.

Physician-turned-journalist James Hamblin joins Reset to discuss his latest piece for The Atlantic on what it would take to build herd immunity to the virus and whether that’s likely to happen in the U.S.

GUEST: Dr. James Hamblin, physician and staff writer at The Atlantic; lecturer at Yale School of Public Health; author of the forthcoming book Clean: The New Science of Skin