CNN analysis suggests 12% -- and as much as a third -- of the US population might currently have some protection against Covid-19
January 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Between vaccination coverage and natural immunity among those who have recovered from an infection, about 12% -- and perhaps as much as a third -- of the US population may currently have some degree of protection against Covid-19, according to a CNN analysis.
(CNN)Between vaccination coverage and natural immunity among those who have recovered from an infection, about 12% -- and perhaps as much as a third -- of the US population may currently have some degree of protection against Covid-19, according to a CNN analysis.
Close to 20 million people have received at least one dose of the two-dose regimen -- which trial data shows can offer partial protection against the virus -- and more than 3. 8 million people are fully vaccinated.
About 25 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported to the CDC, representing about another 8% of the population with some protection against Covid-19.
Along with the 5 million or so cases that have been reported in January, about 88 million people -- more than a quarter of the US population -- may actually be protected from Covid-19 after recovering from infection.
The CNN estimates of current protection against Covid-19 do not account for any potential overlap among individuals who may be counted in both the number of people who have been vaccinated and those who have been infected.
With at least one vaccine dose administered to about 6% of the population and potentially a quarter of the population immune after infection, as many as about 1 in 3 people in the US may currently be at least partially protected against Covid-19.