An expert from Johns Hopkins predicts the end of the pandemic.
Dr. Marty Makary, who is a professor at the University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, made the point in a letter published in the Wall Street Journ on Friday.
What the Johns Hopkins doctor says
Makary says daily coronavirus infections have dropped 77 percent since early January in the United States.
“There is reason to believe that the country is heading for a very low level of infection. As many people have been infected, most of whom have had no or mild symptoms, fewer Americans remain to be infected, ”he writes.
“With the current trajectory, I believe that COVID will be almost extinct by April, allowing Americans to resume a normal life,” he added.
Marty Makary estimates that the high number of people who have been infected, along with the vaccination campaign, could help achieve collective immunity next spring. The expert is also of the opinion that this will protect the population against variants of the virus and will limit their spread.
“When the chain of transmission of the virus is broken in several places, it becomes difficult for the virus to spread – and that includes mutations,” he writes.
As of March 2020, more than 28 million people have contracted Covid-19 in the United States. Of that number, nearly 500,000 people have died from coronavirus disease.
Translation: Gabriela Sîrbu / gsarbu / rlambru
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