Iceland Bets on Herd Immunity

Thordis Björg, who lives in Reykjavík, the capital where more than 60 percent of the population lives, has an autoimmune disorder that puts her at risk from Covid. She calls Willum Thór Thórsson, the Minister of Health who enacted the decision to drop the restrictions, “the Minister of No-Health.” “He does not really talk about the trade-off of infecting everyone. He’s just looking at the hopeful side of it,” Björg says. 

Iceland has had a relatively mild pandemic experience, recording just 62 deaths and around 133,000 cases in total. In the first few months of 2020, its strategy of quashing any outbreaks

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