Dr Larry Brilliant. Photo: Getty Images
Dr Larry Brilliant. Photo: Getty Images

Larry Brilliant, eradicator of smallpox, proposes ‘ring vaccination’ to combat coronavirus, says herd immunity is not achievable

  • Leading epidemiologist Larry Brilliant calls mass vaccination to achieve herd immunity ‘just a dream’, saying it didn’t work against smallpox, Ebola or polio
  • The former Google vice-president says technology is key, with various means of surveillance the most effective way to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dr Larry Brilliant. Photo: Getty Images
Dr Larry Brilliant. Photo: Getty Images
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