As Many as 1/3 of Americans Could Already Have COVID-19 Immunity: Analysis
New York Post
As many as one-third of Americans could already have some immunity to COVID-19, a Post analysis of publicly available data shows.
The figure is a combination of those who’ve had the virus — assuming they are offered some level of immunity — and people who’ve received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That total is nearly 110 million Americans — or 33.2 percent of the population — with some protection against the virus.
The CDC has said those who’ve had the virus are afforded some level of natural immunity — though it’s not clear how long it lasts.
Cases were down 17.2 percent nationally this week compared to last while hospitalizations were down 10.3 percent, the data shows.