200,000 may die from coronavirus in US: Health official

200,000 may die from coronavirus in US: Health official

He said he had made a direct request to Trump and the United States military "to find us immediately more military medical personnel and get them here by next Sunday".

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told CNN that models predicting a million or more deaths were "almost certainly off the chart".

However, he said, "I just don't think that we really need to make a projection when it's such a moving target". "But if they're not, we'll get them there and if they are, we'll try to help him get access to the ones that are there". He looked at the data. It was a pretty clear picture. Debbie Birx and I went in to the Oval Office and leaned over the desk and said, 'Here are the data.

The pandemic has upended everyday life across the world, causing closures of businesses and schools as federal and state officials attempt to enforce measures to curb the spread of the disease.

When practicing social distancing, you should avoid public transport, limit non-essential travel, work from home and skip large gatherings.

The scientist, who has at times corrected President Trump's statements about the outbreak, was careful in his wording when asked if there should be a rollback of guidelines on social distancing in less affected parts of the country. "My own opinion, looking at the way things are, I doubt if that would be the case but we're a group, we're a task force, we're going to sit down and talk about it. we'll take it as it comes, we'll look at it, and if we need to push the date forward, we'll push the date forward".

The United States now has 124,534 cases of coronavirus as of Sunday at 11:55 a.m. ET, with the domestic death toll at 2,188. He said it can be hard to make an accurate measurement since the new coronavirus is a "moving target". "Body bags all over, in hallways". I have never seen a model of the diseases that I have dealt where the worst-case scenario actually came out. The virus was still spreading, with the peak still weeks away, the experts warned.

"We're going to have millions of cases", he said.

Mr Trump has issued emergency declarations in 18 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Washington state.

'It's a smaller city but the dynamics of the outbreak are worrisome.

Fauci's comments come as the latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows there are 136,880 confirmed cases in the US, and 2,381 coronavirus related deaths so far.

But experts have said that most of the people who suffer from COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms that don't require hospitalizations or intensive care. The coronavirus death rate is far greater than the flu's. Hospitals in the most afflicted areas are straining to handle patients and some are short of critical supplies.

Trump minimized the gravity of the pandemic for weeks. "And the President agreed, and that's why he made that determination last night". Some lawmakers have said a fourth economic relief package eventually will be needed.

Mr Trump's "denial" in the crisis was "deadly", she told CNN.

Asked on CNN whether she believed that Trump, by initially downplaying the severity of coronavirus, had cost American lives, she replied bluntly, "Yes, I'm saying that".

Trump lashed back on Fox Monday morning.

"She's a sick puppy in my opinion", Trump said.

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