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Trump Official Pushed for ‘Herd Immunity’ Strategy, Emails Show

  • ‘Who cares’ if young people get infected, Trump official wrote
  • Herd immunity without vaccine could cause high death rates
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A Trump administration official sought to speed the spread of the coronavirus among children and young adults in order to achieve “herd immunity,” according to documents released by a top House Democrat.

Paul Alexander, a senior adviser at the Department of Health and Humans Services, repeatedly encouraged adoption of a policy to increase the number of virus infections among younger Americans, saying they have “zero to low risk,” according to documents released by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.