CDC, 140 million Americans have had coronavirus

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01 Mar 2022, 11:12 am

Just saw this Washington Post article via Yahoo. The way it closes is interesting.

140 million Americans have had coronavirus, according to blood tests analyzed by CDC
Dan Keating, (c) 2022, The Washington Post
Mon, February 28, 2022, 7:06 PM·4 min read
https://news.yahoo.com/140-million-amer ... 24910.html

Last line,

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As to what will happen next, he said, scientists have to acknowledge "the necessary humility. I just think we don't know."


That last line in paragraph context,

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Another study of seroprevalence that examined a community after a coronavirus wave also found that it picked some people and skipped others, said William Powderly, head of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University of St. Louis.

The wave dissipated even though a vast majority of people tested showed no antibodies, Powderly said, so they were susceptible to the disease raging around them but didn't catch it.

"Shouldn't it just cut through everybody and find everybody who is vulnerable?" he wondered. "The transmission dynamics of this virus are not completely worked out. . . . There is variability in the virus and variability in the population."

As to what will happen next, he said, scientists have to acknowledge "the necessary humility. I just think we don't know."


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