Task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci believes the nation will experience “millions of cases” of coronavirus and between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from the illness. He announced these estimates during a recent interview.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the health specialist on the coronavirus task force, has said the virus’s mortality rate is closer to that of a bad case of the flu. In a Thursday report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci conceded COVID-19’s death rate was twice that of the common flu, making it roughly 0.28 percent.
The White House has boosted its efforts to contain the ongoing pandemic with a new focus on travelers from the Big Apple. Top health officials on the coronavirus task force have called on those who are traveling out of New York to take initiative in an effort to slow the spread of the outbreak.
A top U.S. health official has said researchers are looking closely at the rate of hospitalizations for young people during the pandemic. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed experts are looking closely at the difference between the populations who got sick in China and those who are getting sick in Europe.
A Seattle woman recently became the first person to receive a coronavirus vaccine. A pharmacist injected 43-year-old Jennifer Haller with the experimental dose of the vaccine at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute on Monday.
As the U.S. continues to fight against the spread of coronavirus, officials have urged Americans to comply with public health warnings.
White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow is confident U.S. supply lines will be mostly unaffected during the coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, Kudlow said he knows of situations where there have been difficulties, but added most domestic supply lines are “working pretty well.”
According to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, China covered up the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages. On Wednesday, he said the virus could have been contained earlier if the Chinese government had been transparent about it from the start.
The Trump appointed coronavirus task force has continued to meet on a daily basis, while the country’s top doctors push for best practices when dealing with the virus outbreak.