New coronavirus projection predicts 208,000 US deaths by November -- says universal mask usage would save 45,000 lives
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A newly released model predicts that a total of 208,000 Americans will have died from COVID-19 by Nov. 1.That model, from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, also projects that if 95% of people wear masks, 45,000 fewer Americans will die.As of Tuesday, more than 131,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. The worldwide death toll is over 540,000.Previously, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model extended until Oct. 1, and it was predicting 175,000 deaths by that date.“Many states are exp...

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