This is exciting news for anyone who has asked, when will this COVID end?
Dr. Marty Makary wrote an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, predicting we could be nearing the end of COVID. He went as far as saying we could see herd immunity by April.
Makary isn’t just any doctor. He’s a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
He makes the argument roughly 15 percent of the country has already received one dose of the vaccine, and more than 28 million Americans have already been infected with the coronavirus. Between these two groups, Makary says her immunity is closer.
“As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life,” he wrote in the editorial.
Let’s hope he’s right.
List of Requirements for COVID Vaccine
- Underlying Conditions: New Yorkers must certify that you have said condition when scheduling your appointment. You don’t need a doctor’s note to get vaccinated.
- Employment: New Yorkers must certify that your job requires you to have in-person contact with the public or co-workers. You must also certify that your job can not be done remotely. Some form of proof is required to prove employment in NYC. You may also be required to prove residency within certain zip codes.
- Age and Residency: Seniors 65 and older are required to provide proof of age in the form of a driver’s license or birth certificate. A state issued license, letter from landlord is also required.
For those who haven’t gotten the COVID vaccine yet, here’s an article that outlines how you can get the shot in Brooklyn.
And here’s another article on how COVID tests are coming to vending machines in NYC.