Dr. Ali Mokdad, the physician behind the dreaded coronavirus pandemic model at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, told Fox News Friday that “the worst is behind the U.S.A”.
Mokdad told a special edition of “Bill Hemmer Reports” ,
“We are going to go down in terms of mortality,” . “Some states will peak a little bit later but California, [Washington], New York are going to go down in terms of numbers of mortality. It’s very positive as we move forward that the worst is behind us as a country, for some states it will take a week or so.”
Mokdad added that “It is the first time that the U.S.A data is showing that mortality will be declining from now on and it will go down from now on.”
The professor of health metrics sciences said officials should begin discussions about reopening the economy, though he added that citizens should not hope for an immediate change.
“It’s important for us as we talk about reopening our businesses [but] we aren’t out of danger yet, we need to stress that. We need to do it in phases and make sure we bring some people in,” he said.
“Testing is very important, public surveillance is important.”
Earlier on Friday, White House coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters that “for the first time in the United States, we’re starting to level on the logarithmic phase, like Italy did about a week ago, and so this gives us great heart, that we’re starting to see that change.”
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