- Jun 20, 2018
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- Miami, FL
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The University of Washington study has stated that deaths from Covid-19 could triple by the end of 2021
It is estimated that if mask wearing was mandated by authorities and at least 80% of the people wore masks, that anywhere from 24-65% of deaths would have and could (in the future) be prevented.Study predicts US virus death toll to triple by 2021
Deaths estimated to range between 350K - 1.2M by year's end, according to University of Washington study
Michael Hernandez |19.05.2020
The US death toll from the novel coronavirus will likely triple before the year is finished, according to a recent study.
The University of Washington's Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics Institute found the death rate from the virus is 13 times as high as the seasonal flu, which averages about a 0.1% fatality rate. The death rate for those infected with the coronavirus and display symptoms is 1.3%, according to the study.
The number of deaths predicted with that level of infection would range between 350,000 on the low end and 1.2 million at the upper level, according to Basu's study.
Here is a chart of the current usage of mask by gender and by political affiliation. In other words, the Republicans are not wearing masks in great numbers. I wonder why?Another projection developed by researchers at Arizona State University in April showed that 24–65% of projected deaths could be prevented in Washington state in April and May if 80% of people wore cloth or homemade masks in public.
These projections shed light on the promises face masks might hold as COVID-19 cases surge in some states and more local authorities mandate the wearing of face masks.