In the U.S. alone, it is thought that 93,000 deaths could be prevented, according to estimates.
Several major European cities, including London, Rome, Paris and Madrid, have reimposed restrictions in recent weeks.
The study involved over 100,000 people across dozens of countries.
The White House coronavirus task force member said: "That's sort of like saying somebody was speeding in a car at 95 miles an hour and didn't get in an accident, so I can go ahead and speed and not get in an accident."
Scientists advocating the herd immunity met with White House officials last week
Several states in the Midwest of the country, including North and South Dakota, have reported the highest number of infections per capita in the last week.
The woman reportedly attempted to steal a bag of chips after the employee asked her to either leave the shop or wear a mask.
Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette was among those to share their story.
The worst-hit metro areas were reported to be in Wisconsin, Texas, Idaho, Iowa, North and South Dakota, South Carolina and Montana, according to a new report.
Despite record numbers, authorities have no plans to impose lockdowns.
The White House coronavirus task force member said: "Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off."
Researchers analyzed eyeball tissue from 10 donors who had COVID-19 when they died.
Images from the event show a large crowd of people, most of whom are not wearing masks.
There may be "up to 100 million doses" of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end of the year, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stated last week.
The report comes as the U.S. sees its first case of a person catching coronavirus twice.
WHO officials have said throughout the pandemic that lockdowns should not be the only approach taken by countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Members of the Orthodox Jewish community believe they've been unfairly targeted following the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
Lake Jackson city officials have apologized for the Naegleria fowleri contamination, which proved to be fatal.
Tischler, a candidate for Brooklyn's City Council, has become a leading figure in the fight against COVID-19 restrictions in New York.
The study's authors have called into question the "presumed negligible role of children" driving the pandemic.