Coronavirus: Legault prepares Quebecers for idea of herd immunity

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Premier François Legault has issued a plea for health-care workers who are off work to consider making a return to help with the crisis in long-term care centres. And he has started preparing Quebecers mentally for the idea of developing herd immunity, something he says is necessary to avoid a sudden second wave of COVID-19. Herd immunity would mean large numbers of people would be infected with COVID-19 but in a gradual way, he said. “Please come back to help us,” Legault said at his briefing in making his latest pitch for more workers. “We need you. I am appealing to you. Legault revealed that 9,500 health care workers are currently not showing up for work, including 5,550 who have tested negative.