Discussion: The fight of the year

Overview

The pandemic of the century, COVID-19. After, 1 year and 5 months, the solution to end the pandemic is in our hands.  Some countries, such as the US, are making extraordinary efforts to vaccinate at least 75% of the population

link : https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=OWID_WRL

Meanwhile, other countries are not doing so well due to different reasons (economic and politics). Basically, the world needs to reach herd immunity.

link: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/herd-immunity-lockdowns-and-covid-19?gclid=Cj0KCQjw–GFBhDeARIsACH_kdZ7gTFEUMxYVPygZXbjZcK7lXcvR6YEurJc8sLkD5ZjrWrDS4BGXP8aAgl1EALw_wcB#

Directions

Read the next articles:

Reaching the herd immunity

link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/covid-herd-immunity-vaccine.html

Anti-vaxxers (Links to an external site.)

link: https://www.healthline.com/health/vaccinations/opposition

How the COVID-19 vaccine work (Links to an external site.)

link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html

Write a short paragraph (minimum 350 words) where you answer the next questions:

1. Are get getting closer to win the battle against COVID-19?

2. Do you think the anti-vaxxers might obstruct achieving herd immunity?

3. How the new variants might affect the efforts to end this pandemic?

Then,

Provide two examples on how your classmates can use the concepts learned in this class in their lives  Minimum of 100  words in your reply.
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