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Covid-19 deaths in US to double by fall: Dr. Ashish Jha

An Indian American health expert from the Harvard Global Health Institute believes the COVID-19-related death toll in the US will nearly double by September.

In a CNN report, Dr. Ashish Jha, the director at Harvard’s Global Health Institute, estimates another 100,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus by the fall.

“I think right now, most Americans are not ready to lock back down, and I completely understand that,” Jha told CNN’s Kate Bolduan June 10.

“Here’s the bottom line, though, which is that – I understand people are willing to live alongside this virus,” Jha continued. “It means that between 800 and 1,000 Americans are going to die every single day. We’re going to get another 100,000 deaths by September … we really do have to try to figure out how to bring the caseloads down from these scary levels, in some states.”

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