U.S. scientists predicted that the number of victims of coronavirus could almost double in the United States, despite massive vaccinations. Forecast from the Institute of Measurement and Analysis Systems at the University of Washington State quotes CNBC.
According to scientists, the number of victims of coronavirus among Americans, even if the vaccine is approved and distributed, may grow to 539 thousand by April 2021.
At the same time, experts believe that the death rate will peak in January next year, when on average more than three thousand people will die from the effects of COVID-19 in the U.S. per day.
According to Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute of Measurement and Analysis Systems, next year’s vaccination will mean that the U.S. population will be able to return to normal life, but there are still several difficult months ahead. “It is necessary to remain vigilant and not to give up protective measures,” he said.
On December 3, it was reported that the U.S. would break a record of 3,157 deaths per day from complications caused by coronavirus infection. The previous highest number in the U.S. was reported back in April. The upward trend in deaths from COVID-19 is also observed in Brazil (nearly 700 deaths per day) and Mexico (800 deaths per day on average).