Many Americans have suffered despite the shutdown, masks and safe distancing. Facts have varied along with many theories.
Vivek Ramaswamy, CEO and founder of the pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences, provided this insight:
"For over 80% of people infected with the Coronavirus its actually no worse than the flu. The thing that distinguishes this virus is that up to 20% of infected patients require hospitalization. And the thing that kills people who go to the hospital is often the immune response and not the presence of the virus itself. And so if we can just get some base hits along the way, you could address that for the severe patients in the hospital, then our whole societal response to this pandemic could actually become much more measured, similar to that of the seasonal flu. And even though that's a modest proposal, it's also potentially more achievable in the near term than waiting for a vaccine in the long run...which could take up to 2 years." More to follow.