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Coronavirus could kill 200K in US, White House task force warns
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Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus mitigation ‘is actually working’
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses mitigation measures and says Americans shouldn’t be discouraged by increased coronavirus cases in the coming weeks.
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The figurative “light at the end of the tunnel” should appear in the next two weeks, President Trump said Tuesday, but it’s essential for Americans to continue following new national guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus over the next 30 days. And hundreds of thousands could die in the meantime, White House officials said.
“I know our citizens will rise to the occasion,” Trump said. “They already have sacrificed a lot.”
The White House coronavirus task force is advising people to work and attend school from home if possible; avoid social gatherings; don’t eat or drink out and only use drive-thru, delivery or takeout options; avoid discretionary travel and do not visit nursing homes or retirement communities.