The Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the US Department of Health, Francis Collins, announced that the real number of Americans who contracted the Corona virus in 2020 exceeded 100 million people.
Collins said in His official blog on the National Institutes of Health website, on Tuesday, that “many infections remained undetected due to the limited capacity to conduct experiments at the beginning of the year and the large number of mild or asymptomatic infections.”
He added that the study, which was published in the scientific journal Nature, indicates that the real number of infected people by the end of 2020 amounted to more than 100 million, and this is about a third of the population of the United States of 328 million people.
Collins pointed out that this new study shows the speed of the spread of the Corona virus in the country, and the importance of vaccines in 2021 to protect the health of the country’s population during the epidemic period.
It is worth noting that the number of people infected with the Corona virus officially registered in the United States has reached more than 40 million cases so far, while the number was more than 20 million late last year.
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