Mask-Wearing at Half What’s Needed to Save 117,000 Lives This Year — and Trump Supporters Are Dragging it Down

Bridget Bennett/AFP, Getty Images

Disturbing data shows that the U.S. is currently at about half the coronavirus mask compliance needed to save as many as 200,000 lives by the end of the year, and polling shows supporters of President Donald Trump are responsible for most of that gap.

According to a key predictive model used by the White House coronavirus task force — The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation — “universal mask use” could save hundreds of thousands of lives by the end of the year. The model projects a total U.S. death toll of just over 415,000 under current conditions, versus about 298,000 if “universal masking” were being
Read more…

Please follow and like us: