Total lockdown vs. herd immunity

So, yes­ter­day was quite a sur­re­al day over here in the Nether­lands. It was the first, sun­ny day of ‘the ‘Covid19’ lock­down, the Dutch way’. Instead of a total lock­down like Chi­na, Italy and now Spain and France, the Nether­lands are opt­ing for a con­trolled spread­ing of the Coro­na virus through­out the population.
By tak­ing less strin­gent mea­sures, soci­ety will be less dis­rupt­ed, but a lot of healthy, less vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple (pos­si­bly up to 60% of the pop­u­la­tion) will get sick with mild symp­toms of Coro­na over the next com­ing months.
— Lees op

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