New forecast: 180,000 U.S. deaths of COVID-19 by October. But mask order can save 33,000

Experts have now predicted that there will be 179,106 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by October 1. However, a universal arrangement for wearing masks in the United States could save up to 33,000 lives.
The Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment at the University of Washington released a model on Wednesday with a nationwide range from 159,497 to 213,715 deaths.
Head of Institute Dr. However, Chris Murray said that wearing masks has a "profound effect" on the epidemic.
Wearing a mask "is extremely inexpensive and reduces the transmission risk for individuals by 1/3 - up to half -", says a video press release. "But at the community level, an exceptional number of lives can be saved."
The forecast assumes that more than 36,000 new infections were reported by state health authorities on Wednesday, exceeding the previous record of 34,203 one-day infections on April 25.
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While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of simple fabric face covers to slow the spread of the virus in April, states have started to relax their policies in recent weeks.
Mask wear was politicized, and rallies against masks were held in Arizona when Governor Doug Ducey granted local communities authority to require masks last week and both the Mayor of Scottsdale, Jim Lane, and the Phoenix City Council mask mandates this week.
On Tuesday in Washington, Governor Jay Inslee announced a nationwide mandate that public face coverings are required to slow the spread of COVID-19. On Wednesday, Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, signed a regulation that requires face coverings in public.
Arizona hospitals reported the highest number of beds and ventilators used for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reported, a publication by the USA TODAY Network. The order to stay at home in Arizona expired in mid-May.
According to a study by the Health Affairs Journal, wearing face masks in public prevented up to 450,000 new cases from mid-June.
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In a Facebook live with the Sacramento Press Club on Wednesday, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci that "everyone should wear a mask when in public".
"It shouldn't be a political problem," he added. "It's just a public health problem. Forget politics, look at the data."
Arizona, California, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and South Carolina reported record daily coronavirus cases this week as case numbers continue to increase in more than half of the U.S.
However, Murray said that deaths are not yet increasing as quickly as infections.
"States indicating the age of confirmed cases indicate that younger people with a significantly lower risk of death have more cases than older people," Murray said. "It remains to be seen how this will develop in the next few weeks, and if transmission continues to increase, infections in risk populations may increase."
The CDC said that "a fabric face covering may not protect the wearer but may prevent the wearer from spreading the virus to others." Wearing a fabric cover in public can slow the spread of the virus by reducing the spread to others.
The CDC has also published instructions for making homemade masks.
"Simple fabric face covers can be made at home and prevent the spread of COVID-19," the website says.
This article originally appeared in the U.S. TODAY: Coronavirus deaths have been highly predicted if there is no mask order

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