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Total US COVID-19 deaths could hit 500,000 by February, … – Thomson Reuters Foundation

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA (UPDATE 3, PIX, GRAPHIC):UPDATE 3-Total U.S. COVID-19 deaths could hit 500,000 by February, researchers say

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By Maria Caspani and Kate Kelland
NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers said on Friday, as 14 states set new records for one-day increases in infections.
The latest estimate by the widely cited University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reflects fears that cold winter weather will drive Americans indoors, where the virus is more…

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