Fauci Says U.S. Coronavirus Deaths May Be 'More Like 60,000'; Antibody Tests On Way

The predicted death toll has fallen, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, because of Americans' embrace of physical separation and other restrictions.

4/9/2020 6:24:00 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci says social distancing and other restrictions have sharply reduced projections of the death toll in the U.S. He says the final total currently 'looks more like 60,000 than the 100,000 to 200,000' previously estimated.

The predicted death toll has fallen, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, because of Americans' embrace of physical separation and other restrictions.

Enlarge this image"I think the American public have done a really terrific job of just buckling down and doing those physical separation and adhering to those guidelines," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Fauci says the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is now projected to be around 60,000 people.

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Kevin Lamarque/Reuterstoggle captionKevin Lamarque/Reuters"I think the American public have done a really terrific job of just buckling down and doing those physical separation and adhering to those guidelines," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Fauci says the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is now projected to be around 60,000 people.

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersThe U.S. is enduring a"very bad week" during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci says. But he also says that the American public's embrace of physical separation and other restrictions is sharply reducing projections of the death toll from the respiratory virus.

The final tally currently"looks more like 60,000 than the 100,000 to 200,000" that U.S. officials previously estimated, Fauci said.Fauci, America's leading expert on infectious diseases and a key member of the White House's coronavirus task force, also said that antibody tests have been developed and will be available"very soon."

Fauci discussed COVID-19 and its death toll Thursday morning, during a segment of NBC News'show."The number of deaths and the cases that we're seeing right now are really validating what we said, that this is going to be a very bad week, on the one hand," Fauci said."On the other hand, as you can see there are some glimmers of hope, particularly when you look at the situation in New York — where the number of hospitalizations, requirements for intensive care and intubation over the last few days have actually stabilized and [are] starting to come down."

The new projection sharply undercuts an estimate Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made just 11 days ago. In late March, he saidpeople in the U.S. could die from COVID-19.The 60,000 figure is reflected in

a new projectionby the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, or IHME, a research center at the University of Washington. The estimate predicts the U.S. death toll through early August; it also predicts that COVID-19 deaths will peak in this country on April 11.

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The revised analysis comes as millions of Americans are living under"shelter in place" and business shutdown orders that have contributed to massive job losses and other disruptions. The pandemic has left many anxiously waiting for the virus to

peak in their state. Read more: NPR »

He has no dam clue on what he is doing!!! And he’s wrong!! Alternative Headline: “God-like Figure Adnits He Was Full of BS One Week Ago, But Zero of the Local Decisions Based on His Obvious Lie Will Be Reversed, Skeptics Who Called Him Out Will Still Be Considered to Have Committed Blasphemy, & He is Still To Be 100% Believed in Future”

nytimes That's a terrible number. God help America. God help the world. Social distancing was already accounted for in the 200k projection. This is a predictable attempt to rewrite history and cover his ass. This is a long way from being over yet folks. It will still be happening when things get going again.

So Trumps original numbers were artificially high, maybe so he could look successful? Thanks to people like Dr. Fauci and strong state and local leaders. No thanks at all to the White House. Story idea... how r we going to come out of this so that it doesnt happen again. Should we be cleaning a week before the opening. Should distancing still be implemented..restaurants and sporting venues only half capacity. stuff like that.

And trump will take credit for only 60000 dead. Is he including these people? 60,000 means we have wiped COVIDー19 out by August & NO NEW cases There is NO data to back this up-not even in China where they locked people up/in. We can expect 30-100 deaths per day from now on unless treatment improves. Also hotspots will occur Then school starts...uh oh

Like, perhaps they “projected” high and celebrated a lower number.... gaslighting With lack of testing and many states just getting started with COVID 19, I can not understand why anyone thinks USA will be spared. This is BS!! NYTScience Is Dr Fauci being hawked by the suedo King Kim Don Un when he makes these predictions?

Love Fauci but he’s a horrible forecaster, he was way off on Ebola too. Maybe a method to his madness? I just think he was wrong How can you retweet the statement from someone who was proven to lie about testing numbers like the CDC did with the H1N1 numbers. Dr. Fauci is funded by Bill Gates who is a self-proclaimed Eugenicist, and like NPR, none of what they say can be trusted. Read the facts!

Anyone who believes this B.S. is an IDIOT. The “models” were totally warped from the beginning. Over 12 million have lost jobs, small businesses are decimated and people terrified. This was the plan all along. FAUCI / GATES extra that's still unacceptable! He's just parotting IHME data. Trump won’t allow Dr Fauci on news shows unless he gets aired to spew his lies. ComeOnNovember

Thanks to some smart governors of some states. Stick with Dr. Fauci! Isolation and social distancing is working. Return too soon and experience a second spike worse than the initial rate! No doubt it helped. But the predictions were WAY off too. Model predictions to-date have been mostly horribly wrong. Horribly wrong. People should not rely so much on such predictions, especially when experts who disagree are actively being suppressed by the media and others.

Who told him to say that? Or...Fauci just parroted the talking points that Gates needed him to so everyone started clamoring for ‘mah vaccinashun’. He’s a political hack with medical ‘training’. This is an outrage and an investigation must be done on Fauci when all of this is through. What did he know and when did he know it. His malpractice has brought millions of Americans to the brink of bankruptcy. LockFauciUp

So the roughly the same number as influenza every year. Interesting. I don’t know WTF to believe anymore. Great and he’s crediting real measures not unproven drugs. so does that mean Trump is cleared to go back to golfing? The disgusting part is the number of folks who will point and say 'SEE? 60000. That's all. We TOLD you it was just like the flu!' The same thing happened when we worked our butts off to fix Y2K. 'See? it was nothing!'

Pulling numbers out of his ahole wil the anibodi tests b coming with the tests for covid 19 katiecouric Thank you Dr. Fauci for your tireless efforts and service in this unprecedented fight. 😌 quack quack I've always trusted the UW models rather than the inflated numbers used in the White House models to reframe our horrendous death toll as success.

The Leftists will be so sad Not to knock the Doctor he's caught in the 🌪️ That’s still a shit ton of dead Americans that didn’t have to die Still horrific numbers. Now, what would these numbers had been if this administration didn't wasted 70+ days downplaying the crisis.

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Fauci says handshakes could become a thing of the past in post-coronavirus worldTop infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says shaking hands could become a thing of the past in a post-coronavirus world. Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that would be a good start 'in addition to really thorough hand-washing.' Great. Now do sex It seems as though WASHING HANDS has been a thing of the past. Just wash your hands and don't pick your nose Exactly. We can't ditch all these great hygiene practices the moment COVID-19 slinks away into the shadows. It all works for other things too. The flu, colds, etc. And eating healthy and taking walks and all that - it's all good to do when not in quarantine circumstances.

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