R.I. health director: COVID herd immunity ‘[not] achievable’ in U.S.

Updated at 10:36 a.m. on April 7

R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health Interim Director Dr. James McDonald on Wednesday said he doesn’t think herd immunity to COVID-19 is achievable in this country because “we aren’t willing to adopt that as a concept.” / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s top public health official on Wednesday said the nation will likely never reach herd immunity from COVID-19, but it’s time to move forward with life treating the virus as endemic while no longer in a state of emergency. Speaking during the Providence Business News Spring 2022 Health Care Summit at the…

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