Fauci Estimates That 100,000 To 200,000 Americans Could Die From The Coronavirus


    The nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases and member of the White House’s coronavirus task force says the pandemic could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans and infect millions. Dr. Anthony Fauci said based on modeling of the current pace of the coronavirus’ spread in the U.S. “between 100,000 and 200,000” people may die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Fauci’s comments on CNN’s State of the Union underscore just how far away from the peak of the outbreak the U.S. is based on predictions from top federal officials. As of early Sunday afternoon, there were 125,000 cases in America and nearly 2,200 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Public health experts say because of undocumented chains of transmissions in many parts of the country, the number of new coronavirus cases in America is set to keep surging as more and more test results become known. Fauci said the 100,000 to 200,000 death figure is a middle of the road estimate, much


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