America may never achieve herd immunity to COVID-19, Trevor Noah reported Monday on “The Daily Show.” And that would mean that the coronavirus never goes away completely.
“Honestly, in these divided times, it’s just great to see all Americans come together to fail in something so easily achievable,” Noah said.
Still, he urged everyone, “If you can get the vaccine, but you haven’t yet, that should be all the incentive you need.”
But what about the British? The Americans have not cornered the market in a crazy way. Scientists across the pond allowed 5,000 fans to attend a six-hour tented music festival in Liverpool on Sunday, just to see how many of them could contract COVID-19.
Participants were not allowed to wear masks or socially distanced, like in the good old days. However, they were required to test negative first and agree to a second test five days later.
The government’s trial events research program plans to use the results to determine the future of similar festivals this summer and perhaps learn a thing or two about how the virus is transmitted in crowds.
“Oh yeah! A concert? It’s my kind of medical experience, ”Noah joked. “Not Louis Pasteur and that bullshit with a dog.
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