The lying media…
If you read the transcript of what was actually said, he was giving best and worst-case scenarios…
Fauci said, “You know, Jake, to be honest with you, we don’t really have any firm idea. There are things called models. When someone creates a model, they put in various assumptions. And the model is only as good or as accurate as your assumptions. Whenever the models come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario. Generally, the reality is somewhere in the middle. I’ve never seen a model of the diseases that I’ve dealt with where the worst case came out. They always overshoot. So when you use numbers like a million, million and a half, 2 million, that almost certainly is off the chart. It’s not impossible, but very, very unlikely.”
He added, “I mean looking at what we’re seeing now, you know, would say between 100 and 200,000 cases. But I don’t want to be held to that because — excuse me, deaths. We’re going to have millions of cases. But I just don’t think we really need to make a projection when it’s such a moving target that you can so easily be wrong and mislead people.”
The media is hideous…
Dr. Fauci predicts America’s coronavirus death toll will be ‘100,000 to 200,000’, millions of people will be infected and says lockdowns will NOT be lifted next week like the President wants
- Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday morning estimated the US could see between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths
- ‘We’re going to have millions of cases,’ he said, adding that he did not want to be held to that number because the pandemic is ‘such a moving target’
- Fauci offered his prognosis as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on social distancing
- He said he would only support such action in lesser impacted areas if there is enhanced testing in place
- As of Sunday morning, there were more than 132,000 positive cases and more than 2,300 deaths in the US
- New York City remains the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak, with 33,786 cases and 678 deaths
- Several other cities including Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans are being monitored as potential hotspots
- Dr Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, said Sunday: ‘Every metro area should assume that they will have an outbreak equivalent to New York’
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s foremost infection disease expert, says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci offered his prognosis in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning, as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on social distancing.
‘I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 cases,’ he said, correcting himself to say he meant deaths. ‘We’re going to have millions of cases.’ But he added ‘I don’t want to be held to that’ because the pandemic is ‘such a moving target’.
The bleak projection comes as the US leads the world in coronavirus infections, with 132,647 reported to date. The nationwide death toll reached 2,355 on Sunday, more than doubling figures reported two days earlier.
The government is particularly looking at easing restrictions in areas that have not been hard-hit by the outbreak at the conclusion of the nationwide 15-day effort to slow the spread of the virus.
When asked about whether supported the move, Fauci said he would only support the rollback of social distancing guidelines in lesser impacted areas if there is enhanced testing in place.
Daily Mail = Holey Pail..