Laurence Tribe roasted for advocating herd immunity on coronavirus: ‘You go first’

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Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe faced blowback on social media Friday after advocating that a large portion of the population will “need to be exposed” and die from coronavirus in order to put an end to the crisis.

“Because it’s too late to contain COVID-19, there’s only one possible ending to the story: We must collectively develop immunity to the disease,” Tribe, a periodic guest on MSNBC and CNN, wrote on Twitter. “In lieu of a vaccine, that means most of us will need to be exposed to the virus. Some unknowably large number of us will therefore die.”

He later deleted the tweet, but not before criticism quickly came pouring in on social media.

Tribe has taught at Harvard Law School since 1968 and was a mentor to former President Obama when he was a student there in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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