San Quentin’s death toll translates to a mortality rate of about 767 people dying out of every 100,000 persons.
The disastrous situation unfolding at San Quentin State Prison has become the latest of several cautionary tales that show how any effort to achieve herd immunity before a vaccine is available would come with enormous costs in terms of illness and death.
“In light of these findings, any proposed approach to achieve herd immunity through natural infection is not only highly unethical, but also unachievable.”
COVID-19 spread unchecked across California’s oldest prison in ways that stunned public health experts, despite efforts to control the disease. As of Monday, there had been more than 2,200 cases and 25 deaths, among a population of more than 3,260 people.
FASCINATING!!! This crowded CA prison has 3260 inmates. 2225 infected in 2-months, outbreak rages on. Herd immunity NOT achieved even with 68%+. 25 dead (~1%) If US had operated like this (without social distancing) 2.5 million would’ve died Read ⬇️
Saint Quentin, 2,200 cases and 25 deaths among a population of 3,260 people. 67% infected, new cases have slowed but still occurring, herd immunity not yet achieved. 767 people dying out of every 100,000 persons, equivalent to 2.5 million deaths in U.S.
The situation unfolding at San Quentin State Prison over the last two months has become the latest example of how any effort to achieve herd immunity before a vaccine is available would come with enormous costs in terms of illness and death.
San Quentin coronavirus disaster exposes a dangerous road to ‘herd immunity’
San Quentin COVID-19 disaster shows ‘herd immunity’ challenge - Los Angeles Times
2/3 of those in San Quentin have been infected. Mortality rate of 767/100K. If that was the rate nationally, would mean 2.5 million deaths
San Quentin's #COVID19 outbreak shows why 'herd immunity' could mean disaster
San Quentin’s coronavirus outbreak shows why ‘herd immunity’ could mean disaster
Fully reopening and simply relying on herd immunity can come at substantial cost. Example: San Quentin
Hmm, seems like maybe prisons are a bad analog for social contact.