- White House officials say the administration is warming to a controversial herd-immunity strategy advocated in a document called the Great Barrington Declaration.
- Under the strategy, those not particularly vulnerable to serious infections are allowed to live normally while the vulnerable are shielded.
- The document is widely criticized by scientists and emphatically rejected by the World Health Organization, the UK government, and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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The White House is embracing a controversial “herd immunity” strategy in response to the coronavirus, according to a briefing given by anonymous senior officials.
The strategy would allow the virus to spread freely with the belief that most of the population would develop a degree of immunity.