Johns Hopkins expert says COVID-19 epidemic may end by April

Johns Hopkins professor and surgeon says the coronovirus may have been “mostly gone” by April.

Marty Makari, who teaches at the University’s School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, said An opinion piece On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published that daily transitions had dropped 77 percent since January.

“For this reason, the country seems to be running towards a very low level of infection,” Makari wrote. “As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, fewer Americans remain to be infected. In the current trajectory, I expect COVID to last for most of April, allowing Americans to resume normal life. “

Vaccination and the greater number of people who have already been infected in the US – more than 28 million – may contribute to herd immunity in the spring, Makari said. Swarm immunity occurs when enough people become immune to a virus, ending its spread. Makari also said that it would protect new strains of coronavirus from spreading.

“When the chain of transmission of the virus has broken in many places, it is difficult to spread – and contains new strains,” he said.

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