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"Herd immunity means 60 to 80% of people get infected," said Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health. "Herd immunity would have been devastation in terms of ... cases and deaths."
By late March, about 100 patients, all with more serious cases of COVID-19 affecting the lungs, had been enrolled nationwide in the NIH-sponsored trial.
The helpers are emerging, as they do in Nebraska. The World-Herald shines a light on The Helpers as beacons of hope through the pandemic.