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A glimmer of hope

 

April 9, 2020

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A new report from the University of Washington suggests that coronavirus deaths in Washington state may have already peaked. The study, which has not been peer reviewed, is said to include additional new data that may indicate the state may be on the downward trend as statisticians further refined the predictive model. Nationally, even with social distancing measures enacted and sustained, the peak demand for hospital services due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely going to exceed capacity substantially, researchers at the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reported. Alongside the implementation and enforcement of social distancing measures, there is an urgent need to develop and implement plans to reduce non-COVID-19 demand for and temporarily increase capacity of health facilities.

A new report from the University of Washington suggests that coronavirus deaths in Washington state may have already peaked. The study, which has not been peer reviewed, is said to include additional new data that may indicate the state may be on the downward trend as statisticians further refined the predictive model. Nationally, even with social distancing measures enacted and sustained, the...



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