The Dean of UPSA Law School, Kofi Abotsi is asking the government to toy with the idea of herd immunity in the Covid-19 fight.
Kofi Abotsi who was speaking on the reopening of schools for final year students at all levels by the President said it may be difficult to get the students to behave to their maximum level of perfection.
He said we can be lucky most times not to get infected but the virus just needs a single opportunity, therefore, there is a need to be extra careful in dealing with it.
“This virus appears to operate on the principle that looks like we can be lucky as we can on so many occasions, the virus needs to be lucky only ones what it means with children as we have it’s unluckily we going to have them behave to their maximum level of perfection in terms of compliance there will be some discretion here and there and the prospect that one child may get infected in a school environment within congested spaces even though we are trying to decongest but within a confined space…”
“The government will have to do its possible best in light of any interventionist measure that is put in place.”
Sharing his views on the possibility to consider herd immunity among children, Kofi Abotsi said, “The scientists have mentioned that some countries are actually experimenting what they call herd immunity may be in our part of the world we should start thinking about that.”
He further stated that “the possibility of government toying with the idea of getting people to go out there and adventure with the view that by contraction people will develop immunity I’m saying this against the background of all the data which is now public that children, in particular, appear to be resistant to the virus.”