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A model cited repeatedly by the White House almost doubled its predicted US deaths to 134,000 by mid-August because of ‘premature relaxation of social distancing’

An influential model estimating how the novel coronavirus might hit the US has almost doubled the number of deaths it predicts could take place by mid-August, raising it to 134,000. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation raised its estimate sharply – last week it was about […]
A model cited repeatedly by the White House almost doubled its predicted US deaths to 134,000 by mid-August because of ‘premature relaxation of social distancing’