Oxford Study Shows Half of the UK May Already be Infected with COVID-19 and Now Are Immune to It

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A study by the University of Oxford indicates COVID-19 reached the UK by mid-January and already may have infected half the population. The results suggest that the coronavirus is not as nearly as serious as claimed by the Imperial College, which predicted that half-a-million people in the UK would die. -GEG

The rapidly spreading coronavirus may have already infected half the UK population — but that is encouraging news, according to a new study by the University of Oxford.

The modeling by researchers at Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease group indicates the COVID-19 virus reached the UK by mid-January at the latest, spreading undetected for more than a month before the first official case was reported in late February, the Financial Times reports.

But even though this suggests the spread is far worse than scientists previously estimated, it also implies that only one in a thousand people infected with COVID-19 requires hospitalization.

The researchers say this shows that herd immunity — the idea that the virus will stop spreading when enough of the population builds up resistance through becoming infected — can help fight the highly-contagious disease.

This view is in contrast to the Imperial College London modeling used by the UK government to develop policies to halt the crisis, including social distancing.

“I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model,” Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology, who led the study, told the Financial Times.

If the Oxford model is confirmed by testing, Professor Gupta believes this means current restrictions could be removed much sooner than the government has indicated, the Financial Times reports.

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Janelle
Janelle
5 months ago

Not a case for ‘herd immunity’ – simply reveals that the immune systems of most have no problem neutralizing the virus.