* The CDC’s national ensemble forecast uses 41 different independent models to create its own prediction
* The national ensemble predicts a total of 224,000 to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths reported by October 31
* It also predicts 2,800 to 6,800 new deaths will likely be reported during the week ending October 31
* More than 7.7 million Americans have already tested positive for the virus; the death toll stands at 214,573
* More than 56,000 new cases were reported across the US Thursday; the highest daily spike since August
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has forecast 233,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of this month with up to 6,800 new fatalities in the last week of October alone.
In a report on its website the CDC writes: ‘This week’s national ensemble forecast indicates an uncertain trend in new COVID-19 deaths reported over the next four weeks and predicts that 2,800 to 6,800 new deaths will likely be reported during the week ending October 31, 2020.
‘The national ensemble predicts that a total of 224,000 to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.’
WNU Editor: Everyone I know around the world have resigned themselves that this pandemic is going to be with us until next year and maybe beyond. I also share this viewpoint. But while I am worried about the pandemic for the obvious health reasons, my biggest worry is the global economy. We are now entering a very dangerous period where all the rules on economic growth and fiscal management have been thrown out the window. I know this is now sustainable. That in the end a part and/or all of it is going to result in a major correction. I saw and experienced the same thing in Russia in the early 1990s. The only thing that I do not know is when this correction is going to happen, and how deep the damage to the global economy will be.