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An expert from John Hopkins University predicts when the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 495,000 Americans and infected nearly 28 million will end.

Marty Makary, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, noted in an article in the Wall Street Journal cited by the New York Post that daily coronavirus infections have dropped 77 percent since January.

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When could it disappear?

According to the university expert who has carried out a independent count on the coronavirus pandemic, it could “go away for the most part” in April.

“There are reasons to think that the country is running towards an extremely low level of infection,” he said.

“As more people, most of whom have little or no symptoms, have been infected, fewer Americans remain to be infected. On the current trajectory, I expect that COVID-19 will mostly disappear in April, which will allow Americans to resume normal life, “said the expert.

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Despite the fact that the distribution of 6 million doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 has been delayed this week in the United States due to the cold and snowstorm that hits several parts of the country, according to Efe, for Marty Makary the vaccination and the large number of infected people in the US could help ‘end the pandemic’.

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“When the chain of transmission of the virus has been broken in several places, it is more difficult for it to spread, and that includes the new strains,” he said.

Vaccines delayed due to extreme weather in the US

“We have a delay of about 6 million doses due to time. All 50 states have been affected, the 6 million doses represent about three days of delay in distribution. In many states they have been able to cover it with existing inventory, “Andy Slavitt said at the White House daily press conference on COVID-19.

Slavitt explained that there are three points in the supply chain that have been impacted by weather conditions, Efe reported.

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“First, FedEx, UPS and McKesson, our logistics and distribution teams have suffered challenges, their workers have not been able to go to work in the snow to pack and ship the required vaccines, equipment and diluent,” he said.

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Added to this is that road closures due to the storm have prevented vaccines from being distributed from “manufacturing sites to distribution and transportation points.”

“Third, more than 2,000 vaccination points are in areas with power cuts, so they cannot currently receive doses,” he added.

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Vaccines ‘are’ safe

Therefore, they have decided not to send the vaccines to those points, although the person in charge did not rule out that “they may expire.”

“The vaccines are safe in our factories and points, ready to be shipped as soon as the weather permits and the weather conditions improve,” he said.

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For now, Slavitt indicated that this Friday there are 1.4 million doses on the way, and that tomorrow, Saturday, there will be more, and predicted that the country will be able to recover from this delay in the coming days.

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The US has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer’s and Moderna’s, for emergency use, which need to be stored at very low temperatures, so a power outage can be fatal to when to preserve them, indicates Efe.

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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Of which, 16.2 million have been administered the second.

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