You may not have heard of the “Great Barrington declaration” but you’ll likely have seen the headlines that followed it. “We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity”, it stated. The truth is that a strategy of pursuing “herd immunity” is nothing more than a fringe view. Our questions to the AIER about its relationship to the three signatories went unanswered, but it has posted a number of articles about the declaration and herd immunity on its website. The science is clear: attaining herd immunity to coronavirus via uncontrolled infection is a fringe view, peddled by a minority with no evidence to back up their position.