There was a post not long ago that featured an interview with an academic proponent, Wittkowski, of natural herd immunity. Here is another view.
I don’t think it is behind a paywall, but the gist is that natural herd immunity will take years and a lot of deaths. And even when achieved, the effects are not immediate.
“In the absence of a vaccine, developing immunity to a disease like Covid-19 requires actually being infected with the coronavirus. For this to work, prior infection has to confer immunity against future infection. While hopeful, scientists are not yet certain that this is the case, nor do they know how long this immunity might last. The virus was discovered only a few months ago.”
Then the question is whether such a route is any less devastating to the economy. Are people going to willingly play viral roulette to bring back the employment and the sacred DOW?
We already had heard from one Texas pol, Dan Patrick, that those of us over 70 should be willing to die for future generations. A generous gesture from a man who had not yet reached that magic age. And whose access to healthcare is certainly not limited. He sounds downright communist for that matter, with a Pol Pot twist. The collective good needs you to die so others may thrive.