Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Expect Between 100K-200K Coronavirus Deaths In US

Elias Hubbard
March 30, 2020

"As the president fiddles, people are dying, and we have to take every precaution", she said. Fauci told CNN earlier Sunday that the U.S. could see millions of cases of coronavirus in the US. "He added, "I don't want to be held to that", calling the pandemic i" such a moving target".

Cover: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.

As of Sunday morning, 2,197 people in the USA have lost their lives fighting the virus, with 125,313 confirmed cases in the country to date according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The country's worst outbreak is in NY state, which has reported more than 53,000 people with the virus.

President Donald Trump's decision to stop short of a quarantine for parts of New York, New Jersey and CT came after discussions Saturday with the White House coronavirus task force, according to Fauci and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who spoke on Fox. He added it's going to be "a matter of weeks" until guidelines can be loosened. "By the end of the first week in April, we think the first real issue is going to be ventilators".

"We are asking every single governor and every single mayor to prepare like NY is preparing now", Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said on NBC's "Meet the Press". As Trump mulled imposing a strict quarantine on "hot spots" like NY and New Jersey, Fauci warned that doing so would create "a bigger difficulty" in enforcement.

Fauci has publicly disagreed with President Donald Trump on how best to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

The article notes a photograph of a seemingly distressed Fauci with his hand on his forehead has been widely circulated in posts falsely painting him as a Democratic Party plant. On YouTube, conspiracy-theory videos about Dr. Fauci have racked up hundreds of thousands of views in the past week.

The coronavirus pandemic, which initially began in China in December, has rapidly spread around the globe.

Instead, the federal Centers for Disease Control issued an advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and CT to avoid non-essential domestic travel. Addressing squabbles between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Trump, Fauci summarized: "Bottom line: he's got to have the ventilators".

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