Amish community ‘is the first in US to achieve herd immunity to Covid’
An Amish community in Pennsylvania has become ‘the first in the US to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19’ after 90% of them became infected when they reopened churches last year.
- The Plain community in Lancaster County has become the ‘first to achieve her immunity,’ according to a local administrator of a medical center in the area
- Allen Hoover of the Parochial Medical Center said that 90% of households became infected with virus when they resumed church services late last spring
- As Hoover observed, faith in herd immunity prompted members of community to relax on key mitigation efforts such as masking and social distancing
- It’s unknown whether achieving herd immunity in 2020 would be beneficial now