Herd immunityScientists Hail “Stunning” Results that Show Areas of New York May Have Reached 68 Percent Immunity

Published 13 July 2020

Areas of New York have recorded a nearly 70 percent rate of immunity to COVID-19, in what scientists have described as “stunning” findings that suggest they could be protected from any second wave. Josie Ensor writes in The Telegraph that some 68 percent of people who took antibody tests at a clinic in the Corona neighborhood of Queens received positive results, while at another clinic in Jackson Heights, 56 percent tested positive. The results, shared by healthcare company CityMD with the New York Times, appear to show a higher antibody rate than anywhere in the world, based on publicly released data.