Published on Tue Aug 31 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Is at Herd Immunity in the Majority Segment of the Population of Qatar.

Mohamed H Al-Thani, Elmoubasher Farag, Roberto Bertollini, Hamad Eid Al Romaihi, Sami Abdeen, Ashraf Abdelkarim, Faisal Daraan, Ahmed Ibrahim Hashim Elhaj Ismail, Nahid Mostafa, Mohamed Sahl, Jinan Suliman, Elias Tayar, Hasan Ali Kasem, Meynard J A Agsalog, Bassam K Akkarathodiyil, Ayat A Alkhalaf, Mohamed Morhaf M H Alakshar, Abdulsalam Ali A H Al-Qahtani, Monther H A Al-Shedifat, Anas Ansari, Ahmad Ali Ataalla, Sandeep Chougule, Abhilash K K V Gopinathan, Feroz J Poolakundan, Sanjay U Ranbhise, Saed M A Saefan, Mohamed M Thaivalappil, Abubacker S Thoyalil, Inayath M Umar, Zaina Al Kanaani, Abdullatif Al Khal, Einas Al Kuwari, Adeel A Butt, Peter Coyle, Andrew Jeremijenko, Anvar Hassan Kaleeckal, Ali Nizar Latif, Riyazuddin Mohammad Shaik, Hanan F Abdul Rahim, Hadi M Yassine, Gheyath K Nasrallah, Mohamed Ghaith Al Kuwari, Odette Chaghoury, Hiam Chemaitelly, Laith J Abu-Raddad

Qatar experienced a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. The epidemic disproportionately affected the craft and manual worker (CMW) population. This study aimed to assess ever and/or current infection prevalence in this population.

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Abstract

Qatar experienced a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic that disproportionately affected the craft and manual worker (CMW) population, who comprise 60% of the total population. This study aimed to assess ever and/or current infection prevalence in this population.