Monday, December 21, 2020

A Path to Better Days

New vaccines will be used in a population that has already had significant exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The CDC is now estimating that eight times as many people may have been infected as there are confirmed Covid-19 cases. This is consistent with earlier estimates that the true number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 had been substantially underestimated. Since the U.S. now has confirmed more than 17 million Covid-19 cases, more than 100 million people, or nearly a third of the population, may have already been infected and developed antibodies. We may be nearly halfway toward reaching the 60 percent to 70 percent of the population needed for herd immunity. Only 100 million previously uninfected Americans might need to be vaccinated with a highly effective vaccine to halt the pandemic.

Read the rest of Joel Zinberg in City Journal.

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