Last updated on July 20, 2020
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.
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.
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