Half million COVID-19 deaths possible by February -study
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Half million COVID-19 deaths possible by February -study
[NFA] The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high.
The United States’ COVID-19 death toll could soar to a half million people by February… unless nearly all Americans wear face masks.
That’s according to a study published by the University of Washington on Friday - a day after the number of new infections nationwide neared a record high.
The study’s projection is in line with fears that colder weather will drive people indoors where the virus is more likely to spread.
(BIDEN) "This is a dark winter ahead." Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday criticized the president for his lax approach to controlling the spread: "...holding rallies with no masks, no social distancing where people contracted the virus, inviting virus into the White House, hosting what Dr. Fauci called super-spreader event… We don't have to be held prisoner by this administration's failures." Biden highlighted the effectiveness of mask usage, Friday.
"Masks save lives.
Period." A sentiment in line with the study, which found that half a million figure could drop by 130,000 if 95% of Americans used face coverings.
(TRUMP) "You catch it.
And you know what, I caught it.
I learned a lot." During Thursday night’s presidential debate, Trump said the country was rounding the turn on coronavirus, which has already killed over 221,000 people in the United States.
And there are some spikes and surges and other places - they will soon be gone….” And yet - Eight states on Thursday set new records for single-day increases in cases, and seven states reported record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
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"As a doctor, I see a lot of very distressed people coming into my office," he said. "The way the government and politicians talk about the virus is making people anxious and that's a big problem."View on euronews
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America's coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February. According to Business Insider, the staggering number comes from a new University of Washington model. The model also found that nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of Americans wore masks. The problem officials found is that only 60% of Americans say they always wear a mask in public. Researchers found that mask-wearing could also delay the need for lockdowns.
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[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden pleaded with Americans on Wednesday to take steps to remain safe over the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID-19 cases soar, while President Donald Trump repeated his debunked claims that the election had been stolen from him. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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[NFA] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 12,028,081 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 184,591 cases from its previous count, as U.S. health experts warned against holiday travel ahead of Thanksgiving. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Wisconsin's governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama reports.
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