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Clarence Page: ‘Herd immunity’ idea rears its head again — and still deserves to be struck down

Although he’s reluctant to say it out loud, President Donald Trump appears to be disturbingly close to embracing the ideas behind “herd immunity,” which in my view has been best described as the “let ’em die” strategy.

Put simply, herd immunity describes conditions in which enough people are immune to an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, to provide indirect protection to those who are not immune.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if you already have

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