New York surpasses 1,000 deaths in coronavirus pandemic as Trump says social distancing guidelines will remain through April
The United States could record 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and millions of infections, according to current but rapidly evolving projections, White House coronavirus task force member Anthony S. Fauci said Sunday.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci offered that estimate reluctantly, cautioning the figures are a “moving target” that will be heavily affected by ever-changing factors, including the intensity of isolation and testing measures.
He noted the scientific models that calculate projected death or infection totals are “only as good and as accurate as your assumptions.” Because of that, he said, the estimate “could easily be wrong.”
Fauci’s comments came as another prominent member of the task force, Deborah Birx, offered a similarly grim assessment on another morning show: “No state, no metro area, will be spared.”
With confirmed cases surging in New York — and new hot spots rapidly developing in Detroit, New Orleans and other parts of the country — Birx said on NBC News’s “Meet the Press” that state and local officials …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]