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Coronavirus update: Masks could save 70,000 lives, researcher says – al.com

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Widespread use of facial coverings could save up to 70,000 American lives amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a researcher.
Dr. Chris Murray of the University of Washingtons Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, told CNN it was time for local governments to enforce more stringent mask rules to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Murray said under the current U.S. strategy, IHME is projecting death rates would dip in September but increase in the fall with the total reaching …

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