(ANSA) – ROME, OCTOBER 11 – Another 20,000 people will lose their lives in the United States due to coronavirus by the end of this month: Tom Frieden, former director of the American federal health agency for health protection (CDC ), according to which these deaths are “inevitable” in light of the infections “that have already been recorded”. CNN reports it.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the virus has killed 214,377 people in the US to date. Therefore, if Frieden’s forecasts are correct by October 31st, this budget should exceed 234 thousand.
“Whenever we ignore, minimize or underestimate this virus, we do so at our own risk and for the people whose lives depend on us,” commented the expert.
According to a statistical model from the University of Washington School of Medicine, by February the death toll in the United States could double to about 400,000 and daily deaths are expected to peak at about 23,000 in mid-January. (HANDLE).