As the U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, University of Washington health experts forecast an even bleaker winter: The death toll could rise to 300,000 by December 1st, but health experts say if people are scrupulous about wearing masks, 70,000 lives could be saved.
He said infections in former epicenters like Florida, Arizona and Texas seem to be falling due to modest behavioral changes like wearing masks and closing down bars and indoor dining.
"it just shows the potential of human behavioral change to at least put the brakes on the rapid exponential transmission." But as infections drop, he's seeing more people let their guard down, causing the rate to go back up creating a roller coaster effect in the U.S. And come wintertime, Murray says the virus will be much harder to handle: "We expect the double hit on hospitals from flu as well as COVID…So we think that you can really reduce the death toll by 50 percent or more, (from) those behavioral changes, masks alone are 50 percent, but likely at some point in the winter, it will require more." The university's research institute found that infections were rising in Colorado, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia and White House health experts also warned of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and
An expert in health metrics from the University of Washington says Americans are moving around too much for the COVID-19 pandemic to end. According to CNN, Dr. Christopher Murray says that's because when case numbers diminish, people tend to interact more. The movement associated with that interaction signals how the virus will spread along with the carriers. Dr. Murray said precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 need to stay consistent -- whether the numbers are coming down or not.
CNN reports that with a death toll of over 153,000, the US has reported more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 than anywhere else in the world. Now, CNN reports that updated models show 20,000 more Americans could die in just the next three weeks. An ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 173,000 American deaths by August 22nd. University of Washington researcher Dr.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll is bad news for Joe Biden. The poll has Pres. Donald Trump narrowly ahead Joe Biden in Florida and Arizona among likely voters. The poll was conducted September 15-20. It found Trump ahead by 4 points in Florida (51%-47%) and 1 point in Arizona (49%-48%) among likely voters. According to Forbes, the Post/ABC News poll is a high quality survey.
[NFA] Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of betraying the American people, saying he knowingly lied about the deadliness of the novel coronavirus in what amounted to a "dereliction" of his duty. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.