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As Many as 1/3 of Americans Could Already Have COVID-19 Immunity: Analysis



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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.

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