COVID-19 cases have dropped by a remarkable 77% in just six weeks. "The consistent and rapid decline in daily cases since Jan. 8 can be explained only by natural immunity." -Dr. Marty Makary
[Faithwire.com] As the number of COVID-19 cases has plummeted significantly over the last month and a half, one medical expert is predicting the US will very soon reach herd immunity against the virus. (Image: Unsplash-Kobby Mendez)
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Friday, Dr. Marty Makary, a health policy expert at the renowned Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said the U.S. "is racing toward an extremely low level of infection."
"As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected," he explained. "At the current trajectory, I expect COVID will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life."
COVID-19 cases have dropped by a remarkable 77% in just six weeks.
That phenomenon, Makary explained, is because "natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing."
"Testing has been capturing only from 10% to 25% of infections, depending on when during the pandemic someone got the virus," he reasoned. "Applying a time-weighted case capture average of 1 in 6.5 to the cumulative 28 million confirmed cases would mean about 55% of Americans have natural immunity"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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