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Researchers at Stanford University suggest that the lockdowns have been an overreaction. COVID-19 could be much more widespread and much less deadly than models originally predicted.
Stanford set out to do the first random-sample antibody test for SARS-2 coronavirus In the United States. The study focused on areas most affected by the virus, so the worst-case scenarios.
The presence of antibodies suggests a person has had exposure to the virus, never was sick, or recovered and is now immune. Scientists believe it is highly unlikely a person be infected or reinfected if antibodies are present.
How soon Americans can return to our usual way of life depends on how widespread antibodies are currently.
Stanford found that between 2.46% and 4.16% of people it randomly sampled had SARS-2 coronavirus antibodies.
BlazeTV's Steve Deace broke down the numbers, and they are shocking.
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Update: This story has been corrected to note that Stanford found between 2.46 % and 4.16% of the people it sampled had the coronavirus antibodies.
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