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Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 83,504)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible
Published by
Nature, March 2021
DOI 10.1038/d41586-021-00728-2
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Authors

Christie Aschwanden

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 209 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 17%
Student > Bachelor 29 14%
Researcher 25 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 7%
Professor 8 4%
Other 35 17%
Unknown 63 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 9%
Social Sciences 14 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 5%
Engineering 8 4%
Other 51 24%
Unknown 73 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7697. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2021.
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#221
of 19,215,644 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#16
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#22
of 321,351 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#3
of 908 outputs
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