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An Answer to a Big Question About COVID-19

A new report is out about COVID-19 and how many people have had it and are getting it.

The number of hospitalizations and deaths are way down from where they were locally, statewide and around the county when the pandemic was at its worst in 2020 and 2021.

However, this new report in the Wall Street Journal says the number of people who have had COVID is higher than what’s been reported and that a lot of people are still getting it.

But a lot of people who have had it, have not known it, because a lot of people who get COVID don’t have any symptoms.

The report quotes epidemiologists who say that most people worldwide have been infected by the COVID virus at least once. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 60 percent of the U.S. population had contracted COVID and that was as of a few months ago. And reported infection rates continue to be high at more than 100,000 cases every day.

But why is that some people get it, with some getting it more than once, and why do some people not get it or don’t have any symptoms?

A doctor in this new report, who hasn’t gotten it despite lots of his colleagues who have, says this: “It's probably a combination or being careful, maybe being blessed with a good immune system…but also just luck."

READ MORE about this report.

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