Updated 7:03 a.m. ET, August 15, 2020
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the US, has warned that if the country allows coronavirus infections to run rampant to achieve possible herd immunity, the death toll would be massive, especially among vulnerable people.
- The CDC’s ensemble forecast now projects nearly 189,000 US coronavirus deaths by Sept. 5. There are more than 5.2 million cases and 167,000 deaths in the country.
- The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine starting Saturday on all arrivals from France, the Netherlands, Malta and Monaco after increases in Covid-19 cases. France says it will impose reciprocal measures on visitors from the UK.