Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Fauci warns the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. could top 100,000 and millions of people could become infected

  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, estimated the U.S. could see between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths
  • On CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ he said he did not want to be held to that number because the pandemic is ‘such a moving target’
  • As of Sunday morning, there were more than 123,000 positive cases, and more than 2,100 deaths in the U.S 
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The U.S. government’s foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on social distancing.

‘I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 cases,’ he said, correcting himself to say he meant deaths. ‘We’re going to have millions of cases.’ But he added ‘I don’t want to be held to that’ because the pandemic is ‘such a moving target.’ 

As of Sunday morning, there were more than 123,000 positive cases, and more than 2,100 deaths in the U.S.  

The government is particularly looking at easing restrictions in areas that have not been hard-hit by the outbreak at the conclusion of the nationwide 15-day effort to slow the spread of the virus. 

When asked about whether supported the move, Fauci said he would only support the rollback of social distancing guidelines in lesser impacted areas if there is enhanced testing in place. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s foremost infection disease expert, says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic

  

 

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