Trump, Fauci brace US for large virus death toll

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(30 Mar 2020) President Donald Trump's impulse to restore normalcy met a sober reality check Sunday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, who said the U.S. could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the pandemic.
Trump's decision to extend the guidelines of the voluntary national shutdown reflected a recognition that the struggle will take place over the longer haul and the risk of deaths spiraling into the hundreds of thousands is real.
It was a stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks.
From the Rose Garden, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been "aspirational."
"We had an aspiration of Easter but when you hear these kinds of numbers and you hear the potential travesty, we don't want to have a spike up," the president told reporters in the Rose Garden.
Trump, who has largely avoided talk of potential death and infection rates, cited projection models that said potentially 2.2 million people or more could have died had the country not put social distancing measures in place.
Trump minimized the gravity of the pandemic for weeks.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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Dianna Rowley
Dianna Rowley Month ago
Donald Trum,p blames the Chinese yet he ignored and downplayed what the Chinese did share. He is the idiot yo blame but DT loves a scapegoat!
Vfopie jcod
Vfopie jcod Month ago
Sal Month ago
Gonna be more than that if trump keeps sitting and just watching this unfold
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson Month ago
That is a lot of innocent people’s lives will be lost in this chemical war fair.
Jason With Teslas
please wear a mask. even home made masks will work
Jason With Teslas
wear any mask please. when you go outside. Many countries are doing this and it works
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trainer eSports Month ago
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mdo686 Month ago
Trumps in-action is criminal negligence plain and simple.
Karlyn Pinson
Karlyn Pinson Month ago
Bill G
Bill G Month ago
Most have been so far but at least he knows what city or state he is in, so much for the other more confused and forgetful guy.
Helen Pauls
Helen Pauls Month ago
Watch,listen and learn Virus President 🦠. That is how you conduct yourself. Thanks Dr Fauci.
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