Trump said if there were 100,000 deaths, “then we’ll have done a good job”.
Low-Information Individualism may continue among the Trumpist population to November. There will be more conflicts on mask policies, as if resistance was a pro-Trump statement. And the death toll will likely rise.
(Reuters) – A newly revised University of Washington model projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will climb to just above 224,000 by Nov. 1, up 16,000 from a prior forecast, due to rising infections and hospitalizations in many states.
But the latest forecast from the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), released late on Tuesday, also predicts the death toll could be reduced by 40,000 if nearly all Americans wore masks in public.
“Use of masks is up, but not as high as it should be. If 95% of Americans wore masks each time they left their homes, infection rates would drop, hospitalizations would drop, and forecast deaths would drop,” the IHME said in a statement.
The IHME’s new forecast came after Alabama, Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday reported record daily increases in deaths from COVID-19, marking grim new milestones of a second wave of infections surging across much of the U.S.
The new IHME forecast – 224,089 U.S. lives lost by Nov. 1 – was revised upward from the 208,254 deaths projected on July 7.x
224,000 by November, is based solely on available data, (it's estimated that actual cases are 10x higher which raises death rate significantly- where is that projection model?) #IMHE model spin has underestimated deaths each time. #Covid19 https://t.co/2VZ6U8yS2y #TrumpLies
— K.B. Wilder (@AlphabetSuit) July 18, 2020
Maybe Kevin Hassett can write a tell-all on his role in WH fantasies of Covid-19 fading away. Suggested title: “Deaths 36,000”
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) July 18, 2020
— Damian Paletta (@damianpaletta) July 18, 2020
Remember the scientist in Florida that calculated all the covid cases and trends that Desantis fired? Well, sheÃ¢ÂÂs baaack, as a whistleblower. DeSantis told her to falsify the numbers. She is a brave woman. I admire the hell out of her. https://t.co/3TZy1L05bS
Ã¢ÂÂ CaptainTono (@Barkiologist) July 18, 2020
Speaking of Floridian blown whistles, Jason Miller is the reason why we got Sean Spicer to humiliate in 2017, because his Delgado paternity suit fit too tight. Miller is back on the campaign because Trump is truly desperate. This is why so much chaos is being attempted in order to achieve a tie or a toss-up. Worse will be a Constitutional crisis by an election thrown to Congress with faithless electors.
Ã¢ÂÂThis race is either a tie or a toss-up, no matter how you look at it,Ã¢ÂÂ Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Jason Miller says to @smerconish, despite the steady decline of the PresidentÃ¢ÂÂs national poll numbers. https://t.co/n1Q5OQ40KX pic.twitter.com/WULGVDYFmT
Ã¢ÂÂ CNN (@CNN) July 18, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) July 18, 2020
Thank you to our four living ex-Presidents for honoring John Lewis today.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 18, 2020
“The proclamation notes flags are only to be flown at half-staff for the remainder of the day.”
Donald Trump gives John Lewis 3/5 of a day. https://t.co/NSCpkRg4HT
— Captain Truth (@TruthTeamOne) July 18, 2020
Spotted on the Potomac at Georgetown… a boat with a Biden flag. pic.twitter.com/RBGmbz3J1x
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 18, 2020
a naked woman marched towards a street blocked by 30 federal border patrol military in the streets of Portland until they eventually retreated but if I link to it or RT it TwitterÃ¢ÂÂs content filter will hide this tweet. pic.twitter.com/kAXOHYnSpq
— Matt Haughey Ã°ÂÂÂ· (@mathowie) July 18, 2020
The Oregonian points out the PORTLAND CHAOS images “come almost exclusively from tiny points in the city” during late-night moments when “only a couple hundred or fewer protesters and scores of police officers are out in…coronavirus-hollowed downtown” https://t.co/FowmNuywhH
Ã¢ÂÂ Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 18, 2020
The cowardice continues.
When will the @SenateGOP speak out about the unidentified military that is terrorizing Portland?
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 18, 2020