If Congress approves a second stimulus check by the end of 2020, how much money could you expect as a payment? There are a number of variables that factor in, so we built a handy calculator to help make estimating the amount as easy as possible.



a hand holding a remote control: The CNET stimulus payment calculator can help you estimate how much money you could get from the IRS if a second check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET


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The CNET stimulus payment calculator can help you estimate how much money you could get from the IRS if a second check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET

The IRS is expected to follow the same guidelines as with the first stimulus check of up to $1,200 per person, but with a twist. If and when Congress signs off on a second direct payment, there could be changes to qualifications for you or your family members, which could result in more money for you. However, there are two different proposals for what that means, so things could get tricky.

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The British Medical Journal revealed on Wednesday a calculator that can predict patients’ risk of death from the coronavirus, Daily Mail reported.

The calculator has a checklist that includes: age, sex, number of co-morbidities or other health conditions, rate of breathing, oxygen saturation levels, level of consciousness, urea level, amount of a protein circulating in the blood that shows inflammation.

The calculator has a scoring range between 0 and 21. This device will be used at the entrance of the hospitals.

If a patient scores high, s/he may be rushed to the intensive care unit; those who score low will be discharged.

This calculator will also help in containing the overwhelming crowd in hospitals due to the coronavirus.

The researchers developed the app after testing it on over 57,000 patients in the United Kingdom. Patients who participated in the study had an average age of 74 years.

The calculator classifies

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