“it has been shown that 16% of cases result in an acute, life-threatening respiratory distress syndrome”
First rule of critical thinking: when someone quotes percentages alway ask, “per cent of what?” In this case percent of confirmed cases? Official figures show that is below 5%, most people tested and shown positive have reported only slight or no symptoms at all. Percent of all cases including estimates for the numbers who don’t know they are infected? Confirmed cases among people falling into demographic groups described as ‘vulnerable?’ 16% might be close for that group.
This article reads like a piece of propaganda for vaccine manufacturers.
A good example of how herd immunity is achieved is The Back Death. There were no vaccines in the fourteenth century of course, and though it is commonly confused with Bubonic Plague there is, according to many who study virus activity, a growing body of evidence that it was a viral disease similar in the way it spread to Ebola or Lassa fever.
The first wave of The Black Death swept through Europe from 1347 to 1351, estimates of the numbers killed vary at between 25% and 40%. The disease returned at intervals of between 5 and 10 years approximately until the fifteenth century, each time the numbers infected and the numbers who died of the infection diminished until apparently all the people susceptible (now there’s a word forgotten by modern medical research,) to the infection had dies while those with natural immunity had passed it down to their desendents. Herd imunity and not a needle in sight.

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