Washington: Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior scientist from the United States, released a tentative forecast on Sunday that this new coronavirus could kill 200,000 people in the United States, as state and local officials described growing hospital shortages that need urgent resolution.
As pressure, uncertainty and fatigue intensified across the country, home speaker Nancy Pelosi initially blamed the epidemic for under-reporting the unnecessary loss of life of President Donald Trump.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly,” she told CNN s “State of the Union.” She added, “Don t fiddle while people die, Mr. President.”
Dr. Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, played down worst-case predictions of one million or more deaths, instead offering a rough estimate of 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and “millions of cases.”
However, Fauci is a key member of the Trump Coronavirus Task Force, and for many Americans this is a comforting authoritative voice, and he quickly added, “I don’t want to hold on … this is a Moving Goals, you can are easily wrong and misleading. “
For comparison, the 2018-1919 U.S. flu outbreak killed 34,000 people.
COVID-19 hit the United States in recent weeks with explosive forces on the roads previously occupied in parts of Asia and Europe.
It took the United States a month to move from 1,000th place, confirmed on Feb. 29, to the first death. But within two days of this week, that number had doubled to nearly 2,200 on Sunday. Johns Hopkins University calculated the total number of cases at 124,763, the highest in the world.
The White House response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx said on NBC on Sunday, “This is how the pandemic works, which is why we are all very concerned with why we are always on the alert.”
“No state, no metro area will be spared.”