By: Attorney Bryan T. Symes – Weld Riley, S.C.
By now, most people have developed at least a surface-level understanding of the herd immunity, or herd protection, epidemiological concept. Herd immunity describes a scenario in which enough people within a community are immune to COVID-19, such that the remaining individuals who are not immune are sufficiently protected from infection—i.e., the risk of infection becomes politically palatable. The concept of herd immunity is not without controversy—and this post is not an endorsement of herd immunity. No, instead, this post is about something altogether different—heard immunity. Intrigued? If so, keep reading.