You Herd It Here First! A Prestigious Professor And Surgeon At Johns Hopkins Said Herd Immunity Could Arrive, And COVID Could Depart In April.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, people wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along pedestrian crossings in the Ginza shipping area of Tokyo. Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19 -- but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Dr. Anthony Fauci probably fell face first into his bowl of Grape Nuts when he heard about this story, but there is one very qualified and accomplished doctor who is making a bold prediction about COVID-19, and it’s one of the rare times you’ll ever hear something so positive about the pandemic.

Marty Makary is a professor and surgeon at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches at the prestigious School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, and he said in an opinion piece that the Wall Street Journal published that we’re in the final weeks of COVID.

“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. At the current trajectory, I expect COVID will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life,” Makary wrote.

The reason for his wishful thinking is the one thing that politicians are always leaning on; data. According to Makary, infections have declined by 77% since January. The combo of vaccinations, and herd immunity that could come in two months because so many people have already contracted it.

Makary also referenced some of the new mutant strains of COVID you hear about in the news.  And those could be irrelevant soon too. “When the chain of virus transmission has been broken in multiple places, it’s harder for it to spread — and that includes the new strains,” he said.

More than 28 million people have been infected by COVID-19 so far, according to Makary.

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