Johns Hopkins Doctor Predicts US Herd Immunity by April

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As the number of COVID-19 cases has plummeted significantly over the last month and a half, one medical expert is predicting the U.S. will very soon reach herd immunity against the virus.

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."

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