Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that the models predicting the coronavirus spread suggest millions of Americans will be infected. Moreover, he says the death toll could be somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the United States.
He warned, however, that these are just the projections, the situation is fluid making it “such a moving target.” By Saturday the United States had already more than 100,000 confirmed cases and over 2,000 people have died. Globally the death toll is believed to be more than 30,000, with over 680,000 cases worldwide.
The statistics, however, are not solid as China and Iran, have not provided access or truthful statistics regarding the number of dead and infected, according to analysts and healthcare professionals.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says there could potentially be between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths related to the coronavirus and millions of cases. “I just don’t think that we really need to make a projection when it’s such a moving target, that you could so easily be wrong,” he adds. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/F2MOHY3xl4
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 29, 2020