Amid the dire Covid warnings, one crucial fact has been largely ignored: Cases are down 77% over the past six weeks. If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we’d call it a miracle pill. Why is the number of cases plummeting much faster than experts predicted?
In large part 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. 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.
Now add people getting vaccinated. As of this week, 15% of Americans have received the vaccine, and the figure is rising fast. Former Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb estimates 250 million doses will have been delivered to some 150 million people by the end of March.
There is reason to think the country 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. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.
From: We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April, Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Johns Hopkins Prof Sees US Herd Immunity By April, Fauci Fearmongers 2022 For 'Return To Normality' https://t.co/vnGFb6eC2c— zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 19, 2021
Meanwhile over in the statist control center Fauci is saying we’ll still be wearing face diapers in 2022.
Fauci says we could be wearing masks in 2022; Hopkins expert says pandemic could be 'mostly gone' by April: Live COVID-19 updates https://t.co/RKFVk6gJBM— NorthJersey.com (@northjersey) February 21, 2021