I think we all know the answers to the aboveSo now the "experts" are claiming the US will not achieve herd immunity.
The reasoning is that the virus is mutating too quickly and not enough people are getting vaccinated. But herd immunity is not developing an immunity to ALL viruses, just the one that is causing the current pandemic. The new thinking seems to be laying the groundwork for permanent government restrictions on behavior. As of today, the virus has not mutated enough to render the vaccines or natural immunities for recovered patients ineffective. But if this is the fear, then why the push to get everyone vaccinated?