(CNN)- Grim news on the coronavirus pandemic: Wednesday was the deadliest day of the crisis since May, with close to 1,500 Americans losing their lives.
Joe Biden says deaths will decrease if a nationwide mask mandate is instituted. But President Trump disagrees and attacked the presumptive democratic nominee’s pandemic plan.
After a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, joe biden is advocating a national mask mandate.
President Trump is blasting Biden’s plan.
President Trump says the commander-in-chief can’t compel people to wear masks.
Instead, the president says it’s up to the governors to decide what happens in their state.
More than 75% of states, along with Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, have some kind of mask requirement in place.
Still, wearing a face covering has become political, despite the science proving its effectiveness.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued this warning:
But Redfield said it could be turned around if at least 95% of Americans wear masks, follow social distancing guidelines and wash their hands.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ensemble forecast now predicts even more coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. over the next month.
This graph shows the current tallies for COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the U-S.
John Hopkins University calculates more than 167,000 people have died from the virus.
The CDC predicts that number will rise to about 189,000 by September 5.