Between 100,000 and 200,000 people projected to die from coronavirus in the U.S., new Coronavirus Task Force’s model shows
Between 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a sobering model from the Coronavirus Task Force. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said mitigation measures such as social distancing and stay-at-home orders, are working.
Dr. Tony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, said the number of deaths could be lower if Americans take stringent mitigation methods, including “social distancing.” Dr. Fauci added, “Our hope is to get that down as far as we possibly can.”
Dr. Deborah Birx also said the chart with the large peak of deaths was heavily skewed by the number coming out of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The model, which was developed by six international and domestic modelers from Harvard, Columbia, from Northeastern and Imperial college in London, estimates between 1.5 million and 2.2 million people in the U.S. succumbing to the virus without mitigation.
“This model assumes full mitigation. It is informed every morning or every night by the reality on the ground coming in from New York, New Jersey and around the United States. and it is a model that is informed every morning, so it is adjusted, so that it is up-to-date every day. This is the model of the predictive vitality’s and mortality in the united states. as the president said, it is very much focused on the next two weeks and the stark reality of what this virus will do as it moves through communities,” Dr. Birx said.