70.7 Million Americans — More than one in Five — have been Infected with COVID-19
I guess it is tiny progress that Dr. Birx admitted the virus is “widespread.” (No denying the obvious.)
My calculations put 21.4% of the U.S. population that has already been infected.
Here is the math: 4,715,000 known infected in the U.S. x 15 those who test positive for antibodies (you have to be infected to get antibodies, therefore, if you have antibodies, you have been infected) = 70,725,000 Americans infected.
If you divide that by the population of the United States and multiply by 100 you will arrive at the total percentage of the U.S. population infected.
70.725,000/329,000,000 x 100 = 21.4% of the population has been infected.
Anti-body studies show between 10 and 20 times the number of known infected have antibodies – using 15 is the middle number between 10 and 20.
There are some who believe my numbers understate the number of Americans who have been infected, mainly because in three weeks the COVID-19 antibodies disappear in the vast majority of those who have been infected, about 80%.
But don’t worry, your body has the antibody design in its weapons-locker, and 3-D prints the antibodies on an as-needed basis should you be exposed to the virus again, which you will.
I think I’ve had it twice, the first time made me sick for about a week and a half, the second time, I felt ill for two days.
Anyway, rule one of a pandemic: sooner or later, everyone is infected.
Why won’t Birx or Faucci or the WH say this?
Why won’t the WH talk about more than 1 in 5 Americans have been infected?
Why don’t they make clear that everyone, sooner or later, will be infected?
Why do they persist with this fantasy of ‘slow the spread,’ which is crushing and breaking our economy — and will not stop the spread?
It is time to have an adult conversation with the Ameican public about becoming infected, and stop these counter-productive dreamland eruptions that a vaccine for the same type of virus as the common cold, will save us.
Will we have 60% plus infected before we have a vaccine? We will see.
But in the race to herd-immunity, either naturally occurring or via a vaccine, I see gatherings of 250,000 or more people as progress — of course the bikers are giving the hyperventilating, creepy-nanny-state the middle finger.