Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus deaths in the US could reach peak in three weeks, epidemiologist says

Professor Ira Longini

By Mick Krever, Gina Yu and Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

(CNN)A leading epidemiologist advising the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated the peak of deaths in the US coronavirus pandemic will be three weeks from now, after which "most of the damage will be done," and says it may be possible to only isolate the vulnerable, allowing many back to work.

The CDC confirmed that Ira Longini, professor at the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases at the University of Florida, is a "funded partner." The agency said he works with them on Covid-19 modeling.  Read more >>