Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans that the novel coronavirus could ultimately kill over 100,000 people an infect millions. The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday, where he said that based on the current trajectory, the disease could have a devastating impact on the country.
As The Hill reports, Fauci, who leads Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, said that there could be between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from COVID-19.
“We’re going to have millions of cases,” he added.
He cautioned that things could change in the future because the disease is a “moving target.”
On Sunday, it was revealed that the number of deaths due to coronavirus doubled in just two days from 1,000 t0 over 2,000. There are more than 124,000 confirmed positive cases in the country. The U.S. has the most number of cases in the world at this point with Italy leading in the number of deaths.