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70% in Shelby County immune; once that would have been herd immunity

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2021 6:20 AM CT | Published: June 08, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Kyle Wright receives a COVID-19 vaccination during a pop-up vaccine event at Arlington High School on March 26. Experts say 70% of Shelby County adults are likely immune to COVID.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Kyle Wright receives a COVID-19 vaccination during a pop-up vaccine event at Arlington High School on March 26. Experts say 70% of Shelby County adults are likely immune to COVID. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

With the more contagious U.K. variant, a safe point of herd immunity is now 80% or more.

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Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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