Johns Hopkins doctor says COVID-19 cases could start declining in March

COVID-19 cases can start to decline in March – but only if people wear masks, get social distance and they need to be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible

COVID-19 vaccine programs are expanding around the world, providing a light at the end of the tunnel. Especially in the US, things are finally starting to feel hopeful again after we have been at the center of the global pandemic since last spring. The coronavirus killed 1.7 million people worldwide, with more than 300,000 people in the US alone. Now that vaccines are here and being distributed, many people are wondering how long it will take before we will have some normalcy in our lives.

The short answer is that we do not really know. It will probably take a very long time before things look like before the pandemic. But there is still reason to be hopeful, doctors say. With vaccinations underway, Bloomberg asked a doctor when COVID-19 cases could start declining, and he said it could possibly happen in March.

“I wonder when we’ll see a decline in business,” Bloombergsaid Tim Stenovec. “I do not want to call it a third wave, because it feels like we have been in this increase for so long, but when will we see daily cases decrease, daily deaths begin to decrease and hospitalizations begin to decline?”

His guest was dr. Gabor Kelen of Johns Hopkins University. During the pandemic, Johns Hopkins did some of the most important public health work in the world, including creating a dashboard that compiles health data and tracks COVID-19 cases around the world by country, city, and more.

“Most of the modeling shows that we are deep in January with an upward trajectory – probably late January or early February with a decline in early or mid-February to early March,” said dr. Kelen explains. ‘So if people do what they have to do and wear masks, keep their distance, if they qualify, then get it, we’ll probably see a serious relief by March – end of March. ”

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel has warned that the new vaccine is not a “silver bullet” and that measures to remove measures and masking will still be needed to keep case levels down. Of course, we have reason to be concerned if masking has to continue, because we know that there are many people in this country who are throwing up temper tantrums because they have to wear one.

Therefore, it is important to reiterate that dr. Kelen did not say we would see relief from COVID cases in March. This will only happen if people make the right choices and do their part to slow down the spread of the virus. This means masks, social distance and vaccines. If we all work together, there could be an end. Let’s do it now.

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