Biden chief of staff says he expects COVID-19 to kill 500,000 Americans by next month

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FILE PHOTO: Hospital staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) as Switzerland enters a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming chief of staff Ron Klain said on Friday he expects the United States to hit 500,000 COVID-19 deaths next month.

Klain made the comment in an online interview with the Washington Post.

Klain added that he was confident that law enforcement would ensure a safe inauguration for Biden on Jan. 20.