Trump raises COVID-19 fatality projection to as high as 100,000
Now that the U.S. has surpassed 60,000deaths, the lower end of what President Trump had said he thought the U.S. could see, he is now predicting up to 100,000 will die. Late last month, he said, “If you look at what original projections were — 2.2 million — we’re probably heading to 60,000, 70,000.”
At a virtual town hall hosted by Fox News Sunday evening, Mr. Trump said, “We’re going to lose anywhere from 75-, 80- to 100,000 people. That’s a horrible thing,” though he feels U.S. projections are on the low side compared to other countries.
The president said the country should reopen soon, and it can be done safely. “We can have it both ways and reopen,” he insisted.
Older Americans should be watched and protected, he said, but if people practice social distancing, “I …continued .
[Source: CBS News]