1 in 4 Americans Hadn’t Contracted COVID by the End of 2022, CDC Estimates
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, an analysis of blood donation samples reveals that 77.5% of Americans aged 16 and older had COVID-19 antibodies in December 2022, up from an estimated 48.8% in January 2022. When including donors with antibodies from vaccines, infections, or a combination, the percentage of the population with antibodies increased to approximately 96.7%. Americans aged 65 and older, however, had the lowest levels of antibodies from prior infection as an age group at just 56.5%, compared to teens and young adults at 87.1%. The analysis includes data on seroprevalence, or the presence of antibodies in the blood, from 47 states and the District of Columbia.
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