Doubts over herd mentality on COVID-19

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 18 2020 - 3:19am, first published March 17 2020 - 4:00pm
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the Netherlands will aim to create immunity to COVID-19 in its population by letting people get the illness at a controlled pace. Picture: Shutterstock

International headlines have focused on the countries embracing the idea of building immunity to COVID-19 by letting their populations get infected at a "controlled pace".

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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