Expert: 'corona parties' seeking herd immunity dangerous - FOX34 Lubbock

Expert: 'corona parties' seeking herd immunity dangerous

Posted: Updated:
LUBBOCK -

Trying to create herd immunity, there have been reports of people gathering to catch COVID-19. Dr. Craig Rhyne with Covenant Health says this is a terrible idea.

"The chickenpox had an almost negligible fatality rate, where as with COVID-19 you're playing Russian roulette," Dr. Rhyne said. "I mean, we've had five-year-olds die from this disease. We've had 30- and 40-year-olds die from this disease based primarily on their immune response to it."

  • Local HealthMore>>

  • Lubbock health officials highlight continued positive COVID-19 news

    Lubbock health officials highlight continued positive COVID-19 news

    Lubbock health officials remain optimistic on the downward trend of active cases and the percentage of people who test positive.
    Lubbock health officials remain optimistic on the downward trend of active cases and the percentage of people who test positive.
  • Dr. Oz on convalescent plasma therapy

    Dr. Oz on convalescent plasma therapy

    We've told you before about plasma therapy, where doctors use antibodies from someone who has beaten the virus to help someone else fighting it. Dr. Oz looks at research that shows it works and what it means for treatment nationwide.
    We've told you before about plasma therapy, where doctors use antibodies from someone who has beaten the virus to help someone else fighting it. Dr. Oz looks at research that shows it works and what it means for treatment nationwide.
  • Dr. Oz on importance of tracking COVID-19

    Dr. Oz on importance of tracking COVID-19

    As the economy begins to reopen, tracing possible COVID-19 exposure could become more difficult. Dr. Oz tells us why having teams dedicated to tracking the virus is so crucial for the country going forward.
    As the economy begins to reopen, tracing possible COVID-19 exposure could become more difficult. Dr. Oz tells us why having teams dedicated to tracking the virus is so crucial for the country going forward.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.