Americans have been hunkered down at home for the last month waiting for a sign that the pandemic will pass.
Fox News provided the first hint on Monday night.
And Mike Pence told Laura Ingraham one coronavirus reality that just changed everything.
One major factor in deciding when and how to reopen the economy is being able to figure out who was infected and who is immune.
That can be answered with an antibody test that can be rapidly deployed across the population.
And in an interview with Laura Ingraham, Vice President Mike Pence said the Food and Drug Administration was days away from approving an antibody test that could produce up to 20 million tests per month.
“We expect the FDA to approve a new antibody test in a matter of days. And, if approved, could literally create more than 20 million new tests a month . . . that’ll be a test that will tell you whether you have had the coronavirus in the past and that — whether you might, in fact, be immune to it going forward,” the Vice President explained.
This would be a major development.
These tests could also show the country is closer to herd immunity – where so many people have become immune that the chances of an infected person coming into contact with someone who has never been infected is remote – is closer than ever.
There are studies in foreign countries that show the virus was far more widespread than previously thought.
More good news is the Vice President’s assertion that the country can scale up these tests to the mass quantities necessary to test the population and answer the question once and for all of how many people were actually infected with the coronavirus.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.