New Covid-19 model: Wearing masks could save more than 100,000 lives through February


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An influential Covid-19 model suggests more than 100,00 lives could be saved if 95% of people wore masks. In September, only about 49% of Americans reported they “always” wear masks in public. If that continues, the modeling projects the U.S. death toll could reach about 1 million by the end of February. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that’s been working on these models throughout the pandemic. He tells Anderson Cooper the U.S. is “going to go into that nearly exponential growth in cases and deaths over the next few weeks and months.” Plus, Pres. Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, joins AC360 to react to her uncle’s debate performance and his dramatic shift in tone.

Airdate: October 23, 2020


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