FAST FIVE: Harvard Professor Says 40-70% Of People Worldwide Will Be Infected With Covid-19
Harvard Professor Says 40-70% Of People Worldwide Will Be Infected With Covid-19 Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch says that the coronavirus will not be containable and that 40-70 of people worldwide will be infected.
The professor clarifies that this doesn't mean all of those victims will become seriously ill and that “many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic.” Lipsitch's “very, very rough” estimate (banking on “multiple assumptions piled on top of each other”) was that 100 or 200 people in the US were infected.
That's all it would take to seed the disease widely.
As The Atlantic noted, even if Lipsitch's estimates were off by orders of magnitude, they wouldn't likely change the overall prognosis.
As we highlighted earlier, with over 220 cases reported in Italy, store shelves in some areas of the country are already beginning to empty.