Trump concedes US coronavirus demise toll might be 100,000 or extra

Trump concedes US coronavirus death toll could be 100,000 or more


Trump’s assertion got here after he was requested about feedback the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, made earlier Sunday on Source’s “State of the Union” that primarily based on fashions, 100,000 Americans or extra may die from the virus.
On Sunday, Trump mentioned throughout a night information convention on the White House that he’d determined to increase the nationwide social distancing guidelines — which embody instructed limits on giant gatherings — for an additional 30 days to April 30.

During his information convention, Trump mentioned he acquired what he known as the “most accurate” or “most comprehensive” examine as we speak in regards to the potential demise toll from Covid-19.

He mentioned there might be up greater than 2 million instances if “we did nothing” however he didn’t give extra particulars on the precise quantity. Fauci informed Source earlier Sunday that the US may see tens of millions of instances of coronavirus within the US.

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“When I heard the number today. First time I heard that number, because I have been asking the same question to some people. I felt even better about what we did last week with the $2.2 trillion dollars,” Trump mentioned in reference to the historic stimulus package passed by Congress final week. “Because you are talking about a potential of up to 2.2 million and some people said it could even be higher than that. You are talking about 2.2 million deaths. 2.2 million people from this,” Trump mentioned.

This story has been up to date with further particulars from Trump’s Sunday information convention.

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