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Parliamentary questions
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16 November 2020
E-006213/2020
Question for written answer  E-006213/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Joanna Kopcińska (ECR)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Herd immunity

According to the World Health Organization, ‘herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.

1. Does the Commission propose that the WHO’s unequivocal position (and any recommendations) on ‘herd immunity’ should be broadened? The WHO states that attempts to reach ‘herd immunity’ by exposing people to a virus are scientifically problematic and unethical, as letting COVID-19 spread through populations – of any age or health status – will lead to unnecessary infections, suffering and death.

2. Are there any plans for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to focus on the issue of ‘herd immunity’ via wider publication under a rapid risk assessment?

Original language of question: PL
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