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2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?

Added 07-13-20 07:22:07am EST - “Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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These are among the darkest days of President Donald Trump’s presidency. Coronavirus infections are exploding, the economic recovery is in jeopardy and Trump may have undermined his own “law and order” message by commuting the prison sentence of his friend and political adviser.

Emboldened Democrats are trying to guard against overconfidence, even as they see real opportunities to expand Joe Biden’s path to the White House in states like Georgia, Iowa and Ohio. And Biden’s slow-and-steady approach is winning praise from Democrats everywhere as Trump’s string of unforced errors and divisive rhetoric continues.

There’s less time for Republicans to turn things around than they’d like. Early voting across several swing states is set to begin in little more than two months.

The number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is surging again. The daily death toll began falling in mid-April, and it continued to fall - until about a week ago. Daily reported deaths in the U.S. have increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University’s seven-day rolling average. That’s still well below the heights hit in April, but researchers are expecting deaths to rise for at least some weeks still as infections soar.

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