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US virus deaths ‘could hit 500,000’ by February – The New Daily

Researchers in Washington are warning the US death toll from COVID-19 could double by February, unless all Americans wear masks.

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The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, according to researchers, as 14 states set new records for one-day increases in infections.
The latest estimate by the widely cited University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reflects fears that cold winter weather will drive Americans indoors, where the virus is more likely to spread.
Nationwide, 76,195 new cases were reported on Thursday, according to a Reuters…

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