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Coronavirus cases in the United States continue to increase and the number of virus-related deaths increases, with the total number of deaths in America doubling in just two days.
The country’s best infectious disease experts say the US may be far from the peak of the outbreak.
Dr. warned on Sunday Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said that COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel corona virus, could kill up to 200,000 American lives.
However, Fauci warned people not to over-emphasize predictions and found that “it is such a moving target that it is so easy to be wrong and mislead”.
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In anticipation of the continuing increase in coronavirus cases, government and local officials are preparing for the lack of medical equipment and supplies.
Heads of state – including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the country’s current virus epicenter – predict that critical volumes like ventilators could be far outstripped by the volume of critically ill coronavirus patients in the coming weeks.
At the same time, President Trump was discussing ways to reopen parts of the limping economy and possibly loosen the social distancing guidelines, although public health experts warned that this could worsen the pandemic.
Approximately one in three Americans must now stay inside to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus.
I’m talking about NBCs Meet the press Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said every part of the country should take the pandemic seriously.
“No state, no subway area will be spared,” said Birx.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seasonal flu has killed an estimated 12,000 to 61,000 people annually since 2010.
The novel corona virus appears to be more contagious than the flu and the mortality rate is far higher. It could be ten times more deadly.
There is currently no coronavirus vaccine. Experts say that developing a vaccine against the virus could take at least a year.