Herd immunity has been a hot topic in the last few years with the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world. Many medical professionals believe that once herd immunity is achieved, a pandemic should start to fade.

In this episode of the Saint Leo 360 podcast, we showcase Episode 3 of the “As a Matter of Fact” podcast series. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Rapp-McCall, a professor of social work at Saint Leo University, the series features conversations with Saint Leo faculty members who have conducted unique research in their careers.

This episode highlights a conversation with Dr. Jacob Aguilar, an assistant professor of mathematics and associate director of the Honors Program at Saint Leo University. This particular episode was recorded in December of 2022. During the interview, Aguilar discussed:

  • How he got into researching herd immunity
  • The definition of herd immunity
  • His research on herd immunity for the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Whether he thinks we can ever reach herd immunity
  • His thoughts on preventing further transmission of the virus and what we should be doing to help patients dealing with long-term effects from the virus based on his mathematical research

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Listen to Episode 80 of the Saint Leo 360 podcast on herd immunity on the Episode 80 podcast page.

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