As US death toll nears 500K, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans could be wearing masks in 2022: Latest COVID-19 updates

Over 90,000 more Americans are likely to die from COVID-19-related causes by June 1, a leading forecasting institute says. The projection comes as the U.S. expects to surpass 500,000 deaths within the next two days.

When the pandemic will end remains a mystery. Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s “possible” that Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022. Marty Makary, who teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, doesn’t see it that way.

“At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life,” Makary says in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

Meanwhile, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the group that forecasts all those additional deaths, also warns that the world may never reach herd immunity.

 


Post time: Feb-22-2021