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This Axios report is just a few days ago, but it is based on a study from late summer. The info is out of date (obviously), but the graphic is easy to interpret at a quick glance. Most Americans as of this study from JAMA Internal Medicine did not have coronavirus antibodies.
Most Americans are still vulnerable to the coronavirus
graphic: Estimated percent of the population with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies from Sept. 7-24, 2020
The intrigue: Emerging evidence suggests that antibodies wane over time. In New York — the epicenter of the spring's outbreak — the percentage of people with antibodies decreased from 23.3% in the first collection period to 17% in the final one.
Yes, but: Scientists are also discovering that antibodies may not be the body's only form of protection against the coronavirus, and how immunity works is still unclear.
The bottom line: As bad as the spring was in the Northeast, only a fraction of those states' populations actually got sick.

The surge of cases over the last few weeks, particularly in the Midwest and West, could easily have bumped other states up the list. But in most of the country, there is still plenty of human fuel to feed the coronavirus fire.
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