Grim Prediction of 200K+ COVID-19 Deaths

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, March 29, 2020) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, known for his blunt candor and going against the grain of the Trump Administration, Sunday made a shockingly grim prediction about the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States.  Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, warned the virus could kill as many as 200,000 Americans.

Hours after the grim prediction, President Trump made an about face on his plan to have much of the country back open and running as normal by Easter.  Instead, he announced extending his federal guidelines recommending people stay home for another 30 days until the end of April to prevent the virus from spreading any further.

As of Sunday evening, the US had more than 140,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and some 2,400 deaths.  New York remains the American epicenter of the virus with over 1,000 deaths.  Trump spoke vividly about the death images he had seen recently on television this week of bodies being removed from a hospital in Queens.  “Body bags all over, in hallways.  I’ve seen things that I’ve never seen before,” said Trump.