Models Show US States Opening Prematurely Leads to More Coronavirus Deaths

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Models Show US States Opening Prematurely Leads to
More Coronavirus Deaths In the weeks ahead, seven COVID-19-based
patterns say U.S. deaths will increase on state
and national levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
claims the rise can be slowed based on our
"social distancing" practices. The CDC says models with "strong contact reduction"
show fatalities slow down drastically over
a period of four weeks. CDC, via CNN Health As of April 28, the pandemic has killed
56,200 people in the U.S. The White House coronavirus task force has often
referred to one particular model that predicts
74,000 will die by August. That number was recently revised from 67,641
due to the prolonged peaking in some states. Dr. Chris Murray of The University of Washington's Institute says it is also due to some states
reopening too soon. A team led by Murray had said that Georgia
should not reopen until the end of June. As of last week, the state had already
given the green light to small businesses. Dr. Chris Murray,
via CNN Health