Today’s Infectious Disease News (5/17/20)

Latest Models Increase Predicted COVID-19 Deaths to 100,000 by End of May

Top mortality models have seen a jump in predicted COVID-19 deaths. The United States is projected to reach 100,000 deaths by the end of the month. Despite the phased reopening underway in many states, public health experts are urging all Americans to continue practicing social distancing and stay at home whenever possible. The virus remain highly contagious and health officials are predicting an uptick in deaths following the relaxation of restrictions.

Full Story: Politico