Herd Immunity

Joanna Wares

Joanna Wares is an associate professor of mathematics whose work has focused on mathematical sciences in biology and biomedicine. Wares can explain the mathematics behind herd immunity and when it is likely to be reached.

"An ongoing pandemic doesn’t stop as soon as the herd immunity threshold is reached," said Wares. "In contrast to the scenario of a single person with chickenpox entering a largely immune population, many people are infected at any given time during an ongoing pandemic."

Contact Director of Media and Public Relations Sunni Brown at sbrown5@richmond.edu to connect with Wares.