Coronavirus: CEO behind Buffett, Bezos health venture says US ‘death toll curve’ worse than China
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The CEO behind the joint health-care venture between J.P. Morgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway is calling for a national “shelter-in-place” order as deaths from the coronavirus continue to rise in the United States.
“Our death toll curve is now worse than when China was at the same stage,” Haven CEO Dr. Atul Gawande said Friday in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “We have 12 states with more than 1,500 cases. China had one province,” said Gawande, also a renowned surgeon, author and speaker.
Gawande said health officials are learning from Washington state, where the death toll there appears to be declining. “Shelter in place, which some states are doing,” he said. “We don’t have the others on board. We really need a national shelter in place.”
The United States now has more COVID-19 cases than Italy and China, making the U.S. the largest …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]