According to Dr Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, “there is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection”.
“As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected,” he wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal.
“At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.”
The average case count has declined by43 percent over just the past two weeks, according to the New York Times.
Over the past week, there has been an average of fewer than 78,000 new coronavirus cases reported per day in the US, marking the first time the seven-day rolling average has dipped below 80,000 since October.
Hospitalization and death rates have dropped by more than 30percent.
“If I were ranking explanations for the decline in COVID-19, behavior would be No. 1,” Ali Mokdad, a professor at the University of Washington, told The Atlantic.
“If you look at mobility data the week after Thanksgiving and Christmas, activity went down.”