'Herd immunity is something that we must all forget now' - Emile Stipp, Discovery's Chief Actuary

Last week, Bloomberg reported that - according to Emile Stipp, the chief actuary at Discovery - as many as four out of five South Africans had already had Covid-19. This finding naturally led to many questions surrounding the implications of this estimated infection rate, particularly in respect of achieving herd immunity in South Africa. BizNews founder Alec Hogg spoke to Emile Stipp who unpacked his findings and the notion of herd immunity, which Stipp stated is ‘something that we must all forget now.’ Stipp further commented on the differences between symptoms and infection susceptibility of those who have been vaccinated as opposed to those who have not.