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Covid-19: What you need to know today

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2020

On Monday, former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb said in an interview to CNBC that his estimate is that by the end of the year 30% of Americans would have been infected by the Sars-CoV-2 virus which causes the coronavirus disease. That?s almost one in three Americans who will have some sort of immunity against the virus. I know there is a lot of confusing research on this, especially when it comes to those asymptomatic patients who have low viral loads, but I am going to go with the most comprehensive research - Dispatch 207 on November 19 covered it - that most infected people have at least six months of protection (of some sort) against Covid-19, with a not insignificant probability that this protection could actually last for years. Gottlieb went on to add in the interview that he believes some states may have an infection rate of up to 50%.

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