Nearly a year ago, America began what we were told was going to be a two-week “lockdown”, in hopes of starving the emerging coronavirus pandemic before it could take root here in the USA.
Obviously this was quite the error in judgment, as the nation still remains locked within the grips of the infernal illness today…albeit with hope that the multiple vaccines that are making their way around the country can help us finally get COVID-19 under control.
Now, a doctor with a prestigious pedigree has an incredibly optimistic outlook on just when we could get life back to normal.
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Dr. Marty Makary — a surgeon and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health — argues that there are actually many more than the 28 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., possibly as much as 6.5 times more than that number. Between that group, and the roughly 15 percent of the country which has already received one dose of the vaccine, Makary argues that much of the nation is already protected from the virus.
“There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection,” Makary wrote. “As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.”
And that’s not all.
Makary appeared on Fox News, Friday, to expand on his column — claiming that the U.S. has been over-reliant on antibody tests as a gauge to determine who has had the virus.
“There’s a 76 percent reduction in daily cases over the last six weeks,” Makary said. “You, as a scientist, have to ask why. And we cannot explain that by vaccinated immunity. We can’t explain it by a sudden change in behavior. It’s natural immunity, and it’s now over 50 percent of the population.”
If true, the pent up nation could soon be on the way to some brutally swift economic recovery.
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