thenews.com.pk 18 Sep, 2020 15:30 am

Herd immunity not yet achieved in Karachi, Oxford study finds

Herd immunity not yet achieved in Karachi, Oxford study finds
Overall seroprevalence in the city is 36%, still far from the 60-70% needed for a population to have achieved herd immunity

Pakistan Fri, Sep 18, 2020 Overall seroprevalence in the city is 36%, still far from the 60-70% needed for a population to have achieved herd immunity.— PPI A study conducted by consultants and academicians from the National Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation Hospital (NIBD) in Karachi has revealed that the city is "still far from herd immunity".The results showed that overall seroprevalence in the city is 36%, still far from the 60-70% needed for a population to have achieved herd immunity.The authors cited global studies which found the waning of antibodies with time, "which will pose a huge challenge for the people worldwide and overall in acquiring herd immunity for COVID-19".

Of the samples received, 809 were from industrial employees, of which 407 (50.Among the HCWs, 464 samples were received, of which 62 (13.

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