“The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection. Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19.
Infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists around the world. 04 October 2020. The Great Barrington Declaration. https://gbdeclaration.org.