The dangerous history of immunoprivilege

Opinion | The Dangerous History of Immunoprivilege

We’ve seen what happens when people with immunity to a deadly disease are given special treatment. It isn’t pretty. By Ms. Olivarius is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University. Late last month, a conservative website called The Federalist published an article advocating that healthy, young Americans deliberately infect themselves with Covid-19, as part of a national “controlled voluntary infection” strategy meant to build “herd immunity.”

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