One of the things I keep hearing is that we should just let everyone get infected and thus build up herd immunity. Herd immunity is a form of indirect protection from communicable disease. The gist of it is that if there are enough people who are immune, through recovery or vaccination the disease doesn’t spread. It works both practically and in theory, but there are certain criteria that need to be met. In this article from CNN Republican Governor and economist Tate Reeves lays out just why in the case of COVID-19 herd immunity is probably not a short term solution.