March 30, 2021:

(Bloomberg) — Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. are expected to bottom out in the next two weeks and then may inch higher as the nation races to blunt an incipient new wave of cases with its vaccination campaign.

A plateau or small increase — instead of the hoped-for decline — could mean tens of thousands of additional fatalities.

Source: U.S. Covid Deaths Expected to Rise Soon With New Wave Emerging

What actually happened – slightly down over the period:

By EdwardM