The model created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation(IHME) at the University of Washington posted an update Friday predicting an additional 224,000 Americans will die by the beginning of next year.
The model says that as many as 122,000 of those deaths could be avoided with safety measures, including near-universal mask use, but it warns that easing restrictions could cause the death toll to be more than 620,000.
All the TRUMP Lies About the Coronavirus
President Donald Trump has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s preparation for this once-in-a-generation crisis.
TRUMP LIE NUMBER 1
When: Thursday, February 27
The claim: The outbreak would be temporary: “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle—it will disappear.”