A major model sees approximately 171,000 more coronavirus-related deaths by February 2021, a number representing an upward 78 percent.
A model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine indicates that there were nearly 389,087 deaths on February 1.
If all Americans use face masks, the best case scenario in the model would result in 314,000 deaths by that date. However, the model predicts more than 477,000 deaths if mask mandates are reduced.
“We expect deaths to stop declining and begin to rise in the next one to two weeks,” the researchers said, according to CNN. “The winter surge appears to have begun somewhat later than the European invasion. The daily death toll will reach more than 2000 in one day in January even though many states have changed their mandates. before the end of the year. “
As of Thursday morning, the United States is now averaging approximately 52,345 new daily cases, an increase of 16 percent from the previous week.
An analysis of COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins University reveals that 21 states have recorded a peak of the weekly average of new cases since the pandemic began, CNN reported.
States that are seeing a record increase in new cases include Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Public health experts warn that rising cases will continue to rise as the weather cools and people move indoors.
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTrump asked questions about coronavirus, conspiracy theories in the town hall fight Chris Christie said he was “wrong” not to wear a face mask at White House Overnight Health Care: Got Georgia approval for Medicaid employment requirements, partial expansion | McConnell broke the .8 trillion coronavirus deal MORE, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, on Thursday warned that American families should “evaluate the risk-benefit” of having a Thanksgiving gathering regarding the spread of coronavirus.
“We really need to be careful at this time, and let every individual family evaluate the benefits of doing so, especially when you have people coming from out of town who may be on planes, at airports, “said Fauci.
He called the current situation in the US “about [and] we really should double the basic public health measures we talk about every single day because they can make a difference. “