Reference News Network reported on October 25. According to foreign media, researchers said on the 23rd that unless almost all Americans wear masks, the number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in the United States may exceed 500,000 by February next year. At present, 16 states have set a record of new cases in a single day.
According to a report from Reuters on October 23 in New York, the latest assessment of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington shows that cold winter weather may prompt Americans to stay indoors, and the virus is more likely to spread indoors.
An analysis by Reuters shows that across the United States, 84,218 new cases were confirmed in the United States on the 23rd, breaking the record of 77,299 cases on July 16.
According to the report, Chris Murray, one of the research leaders and head of the Institute of Health Indicators and Evaluation, said: “We are entering a period of surge in cases in autumn and winter.”
The institute said that if 95% of Americans wear masks, the death toll may be reduced by 130,000, which is consistent with the recommendations of Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
US Secretary of Health Alex Aza said that personal behavior has caused an increase in cases across the country. He believes that family gatherings have become “the main vector for spreading diseases.”
The report pointed out that the number of new infections in 16 U.S. states on the 23rd also hit a single-day high, including five states that are considered to be crucial for the victory of the November 3 presidential election: Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
On October 16, people wearing masks walked through the concourse of Grand Central Station in New York, USA