Dr. Tehrany comments on the latest COVID-19 updates: Antibody testing will be extremely important
As we see a terrifying increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, new information from Dr. Fauci is glimmering hope that we are not going to experience the worst predicted scenario.
In his statement for a segment of NBC News’ Today show, Dr. Fauci said that the number of expected deaths is significantly lower than the number previously predicted by the officials.
According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the new figure is estimated at 60,000 deaths, and it predicts the U.S. death toll through early August.
The new projection sharply undercuts the estimate that Dr. Fauci and his team made over ten days ago. With the prediction model they previously used, the death toll was estimated between 100,000 and 200,000 people. Now, when analysts have real data to work with, the newly estimated figure seems more relevant.
Furthermore, Dr. Fauci also announced that antibody tests have been developed and will be available “very soon.”
According to Dr. Armin Tehrany, the antibody tests will play an important role in the fight against the coronavirus. Motivated by the good news from Dr. Fauci, he shared a video where he expresses his professional opinion.
“I think antibody testing is really going to be important because once that blood testing can be done easily and it can be done at a variety of different places, the key is that it’s accurate, then those of us who are willing to take it can know if we are immune or not.” Dr. Tehrany said.
Additionally, Dr. Tehrany says that people should not consider the good news as a sign to be any less vigilant. According to him, the report signals that people should be more hopeful and look forward to antibody testing.
“I wish I could know if I’m immune so that I can feel more comfortable, safe, and perhaps donate plasma, which I would love to do, go help out at the hospitals., Dr. Tehrany explains.
At Manhattan Orthopedic Care, we send our gratitude to all medical workers and first responders who are in the front line of this fight. We also urge everyone to take care, be vigilant, and think positive.