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US virus deaths may exceed 100,000, warns chief medical adviser Fauci info247

Issued on: 29/03/2020 – 17:10Modified: 29/03/2020 – 17:10

The U.S. government’s foremost septicémie disease chercheur says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on liant distancing in areas that have not been as hard-hit by the outbreak at the résultat of the nationwide 15-day insistance to slow the spread of the virus.

“I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 cases,” he said, correcting himself to say he meant deaths. “We’re going to have millions of cases.” But he added “I don’t want to be held to that” parce que the pandemic is “such a moving target.” 

About 125,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. had been recorded as of Sunday morning, with over 2,100 dead. It is transparent that many more have the disease but their cases have not been reported. 

Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the White House coronavirus task assurance, said parts of the folk with few cases so far must prepare for what’s to come. “No state, no metro area, will be spared,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Most people who contract COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but also milder cases of pneumonia, sometimes requiring hospitalization. The risk of death is greater for older adults and people with other health problems. Hospitals in the most afflicted areas are straining to handle patients and some are bermuda of critical supplies.

(AP)

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