5-4-2020 Over 1.1 Million Have Recovered from COVID-19

While this number is certainly smaller than the actual number, it's great to see that over 1.1 million people around the world have recovered from COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus currently sweeping the globe.

Here is today's chart:

President Trump is currently predicting there will be a vaccine by the end of the year.  This prediction should be taken with a truckload of salt.  Just a few days ago Trump suggested that injecting household disinfectants could be an effective treatment for COVID-19.  

The fact is that there is currently no vaccine and nobody knows when one will be available.  Over 30 years ago they were optimistically predicting we would soon have a vaccine against HIV, the virus the causes AIDS, but one has not been found.

Natural antibodies to the coronavirus are created when people have COVID-19 and so far there have not been any cases of people getting sick twice from the disease.  The people with the natural "herd" immunity are the solution to the pandemic, but currently polices which prevent the virus from spreading, are slowing down the creation of natural immunity in our population.  They also make it far more likely that we'll have a second wave of the pandemic in the fall, something that would not happen if we had a much larger number of people who have recovered from the disease.

See also:

Asymptomatic Coronavirus Carriers Are the Solution, Not the Problem 

Natural Immunity to COVID-19 is a Human Right

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