German scientists investigated the situation in the city of Gangelt in the center of the country, which is sometimes called "German Wuhan." Mass testing of citizens without any symptoms of COVID-19 showed that 15% were already infected with this virus and have immunity, writes Daily Mail.
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Scientists have applied rapid tests for antibodies to COVID-19. The results give hope for the best and suggest that the virus is slowing down.
Assuming that the remaining 15% of German residents have antibodies, the actual mortality from coronavirus in the country will be 0.37%, which is even less than the 0.66% reported by American scientists.
That is, coronavirus smoothly approaches mortality rates to seasonal flu.
This means that soon there will be an opportunity to gradually mitigate quarantine activities,
Said virologist Hendrik Streeck, author of the study.
His colleagues from the University of Bonn tested 1 thousand people from 400 houses of the Gangelt. As a result, 2% were infected, 14% had antibodies to the virus. This is not so far up to 60% necessary for the development of collective immunity.
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