Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, Dr. Michael Levitt, predicted that the worst of COVID-19 in China would end sooner than other officials thought. Levitt now says he believes the virus will end quickly in the United States and the world. He started his calculations back in January 2020 on COVID-19 in China.
The biophysicist seemed to accurately predict that the virus would dissipate by this time in China. This causes great hope in people all around the world with his prediction that COVID-19 would deflate as quickly in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world. He feels that officials are not correct in their beliefs that the virus will last months or even years.
In an interview with Yahoo, Dr. Levitt stated, “What we need is to control the panic, we’re going to be fine.” Most experts, including epidemiologists (a.k.a Disease Detectives), who predicted that COVID-19 would further spread. They believe the virus could last weeks or even years. Dr. Levitt stated that the current data does not support the theory of others.
Dr. Levitt believes the current data obtained do not support the severe outcome predicted. The Nobel laureate thinks the course of the viral infection has already begun to die down. In February, Dr. Levitt told China Daily News that he believed the outbreak was already at its peak. Stating he believes China would see 80,000 people infected, with 3,250 deaths. As of March 16, China had counted 3,245 deaths and 80,298 infected.
With social distancing in place, Dr. Levitt believes COVID-19 will end as quickly as it appeared. There are more than 280,000 active cases; 100,000 recovered cases, and 18,200 fatal cases worldwide. It is important to follow the guidelines set in place by the CDC to end the stronghold COVID-19 has taken.
By Sheena Robertson
Edited by Jeanette Vietti
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