Four Big Questions About the New Covid-19 Boosters, Answered | Science| Smithsonian Magazine

Every day in the United States right now, a jumbo-jet full of patients dies from Covid-19. To be more precise, 314 individuals have died every 24 hours over the past week, while 70,000 got infected and 4600 were hospitalized. Even though the Biden Administration predicted in May that 100 million Americans would be infected with the coronavirus this fall and winter, much of the public has put the pandemic in the rear-view mirror in their pursuit for normalcy.

That approach carries some risk. “The vast majority of the United States has had Covid at some time, but that is not going to protect you for the rest of your life,” says Katherine Poehling, a pediatrician and epidemiologist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “Our immunity is going to wane because it does to all coronaviruses.”

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