Listen: Flu, Flu Vaccine And Measles discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Hey, if ninety eight percent of you, get a measles vaccine properly, and you're booster properly. Then the good news is the whole society is protected. The herd is immune because for measles, which is. The most contagious human pathogen. There is we need about a ninety eight percent level of immune protection to protect the whole herd. So that child with cancer, for example, is protected if ninety eight percent of the other kids have been immunized. But if as soon as that heard immunity falls gets down and in some parts of the United States where resistance is high people oppose vaccines. It's down to the fifty percent level, which is insane which zero heard immunity, this is only individual immunity, but presumably there are other kinds of diseases that don't require ninety eight percent. That's right protection. Influenza influenza is that fifty percent protection. Because it cuts off if you have half the exposure. And these are not people you're necessarily close to you can get through it without catching it, right? The. Flu vaccine. Well, no, there's you should all my All friends my are. friends are doing it. I'm covered. What we have. We have this. I this concept of reproductive rate, and that has to do with if if you have the flu and here coughing, and you're sick in this room right now, which better not be true. Then"