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Rethinking herd immunity

The global rise of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ is changing the landscape of disease transmission.

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Peeples, L. Rethinking herd immunity. Nat Med 25, 1178–1180 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-019-0515-2

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