More data indicate that the coronavirus pandemic is NOT taking a summer holiday. Projections from IHME indicate that Georgia is likely to have 4 times as many deaths by October (~2500 to >10,000) and Florida 6 times as many (~3000 to >18,000) due to COVID-19. If projections do not worsen, the U.S. will still have more than 200,000 deaths by October.
In Europe which had at one point accounted for ~80% of new infections, the daily toll is ~10%. From Financial Times website:
The fact that younger adults account for a large fraction of the new cases is likely a significant reason why the number of daily deaths has not spiked (& improved).
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