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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:48 AM

U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000

Source: nbc news



A prediction made in March unfathomable at the time has come to pass.



Sept. 19, 2020, 10:38 AM CDT By Erika Edwards and Denise Chow

In the predawn hours of March 30, Dr. Deborah Birx stepped in front of the camera on the White House lawn and made an alarming prediction about the coronavirus, which had, by then, killed fewer than 3,000 people in the United States.

"If we do things together, well, almost perfectly, we can get in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities," Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, told Savannah Guthrie of NBC News' "Today" show.

"We don't even want to see that," she added, before Guthrie cut her off.

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Another ominous prediction

Now, many experts are making another ominous prediction: A surge in the number of new infections in the fall and winter, combined with growing fatigue over social distancing and other public health measures, could result in more than 415,000 deaths in the U.S. by January, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, or IHME, at the University of Washington.....................................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/u-s-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-200-000-n1240034



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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:53 AM

1. Worldmeter has US toll at 203,000*. With nearly 7 million cases.

Not to mention, the over 246,000 above the average deaths between March and August. I suspect that ven that number is low.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:44 PM

2. U.S. daily new cases up 16% from about a week ago (7 day moving avg)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html
(no paywall issues or quota issues on NYT coronavirus coverage)

U.S. daily new cases, 7 day moving average
9/12: 34,588 lowest point since late June
9/18: 40,283 latest
+16.5%

Also the little mini-charts of all the states at the top of the page are scary -- lots and lots of them have a definite upturn in the last few days (of 7 day moving averages so its been going on for several days). Lets see, Labor Day weekend was 9/5-9/7.

And school starts and reopenings

And deSatan opened up the bars in Florida about a week ago, I think it was

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/florida-coronavirus-cases.html
Florida daily new cases, 7 day moving average
9/14: 2,494 Recent low
9/18: 2,754 Latest
+10.4%

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