Already, Covid-19 has killed more people in the US than Americans killed in battle during the five most recent wars combined: the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, the War in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf War.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
“Increasing mask use to 95% can save nearly 115,000 lives, reducing that expected number of deaths by 62.7%,” the IHME said.
“We have to stay strong and do the things that could decrease the spread,” said pediatrician Dr. Brett Giroir, the White House coronavirus task force’s testing czar.
“Number 1: Wearing a mask when we can’t physically distance. Number 2: Avoiding crowds. Number 3: Hygiene. And with smart testing, we can flatten the curve and slow the spread,” Giroir said.
“We do have a formula to reduce the deaths, reduce the cases. But we all have to be disciplined and diligent to make sure we obey that every single day.”