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“Adult herd immunity” is not herd immunity because the herd necessarily includes children.

Herd immunity is when such a high proportion of the population are immune that it prevents the spread of infection, so that even the non-immune are protected. That can’t happen at present; when the virus can spread through some group such as children who are mixed in with everyone else, it can reach anyone and everyone.

“Adult herd immunity” is therefore a contradiction in terms.