COVID-19 could be gone as early as April, as plunging infection rates suggest the United States is on the verge of achieving herd immunity.
That’s the prediction of Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon and professor at Johns Hopkins University.
The left-wing media continues to stoke hysteria and panic as Democratic lawmakers push for more shutdowns. But Makary underscored that coronavirus cases have tumbled 77 percent over the past six weeks.
“At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life,” Makary wrote Thursday in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed.
“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.”
Makary explained that the consistent and rapid decline in daily infections since Jan. 8 cannot be attributed to lockdowns or to changes in people’s behavior. Indeed, he said everything points to natural herd immunity as the cause for dwindling infections.
“Behavior didn’t suddenly improve over the holidays; Americans traveled more over Christmas than they had since March,” he wrote. “Vaccines also don’t explain the steep decline in January. Vaccination rates were low and they take weeks to kick in.”
He pointed to the Brazilian city of Manaus, where herd immunity has been documented in the medical journal The Lancet.
Last year, the establishment media repeatedly dismissed the notion that herd immunity could stem the coronavirus.
“Some medical experts privately agreed with my prediction that there may be very little Covid-19 by April but suggested that I not to talk publicly about herd immunity because people might become complacent and fail to take precautions or might decline the vaccine,” Makary wrote. “But scientists shouldn’t try to manipulate the public by hiding the truth.”