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The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19

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 (#28 of 77,436)
  • 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)

Mentioned by

news
60 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
6568 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
reddit
15 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
59 Mendeley
Title
The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19
Published by
Nature, October 2020
DOI 10.1038/d41586-020-02948-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christie Aschwanden

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 24%
Researcher 7 12%
Student > Master 7 12%
Other 5 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 10 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 8%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Other 15 25%
Unknown 12 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5399. 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 19 January 2021.
All research outputs
#276
of 16,638,522 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#28
of 77,436 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43
of 380,948 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#6
of 807 outputs
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