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Politics White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

01:40  01 april  2020
01:40  01 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The White House on Tuesday projected 100 ,000 to 240 ,000 deaths in the U . S . from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death ” and urged the

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death” and urged the public to heed his administration’s social distancing guidelines.

Trump called on Americans to brace themselves for a “rough two-week period” but predicted the country would soon see a “light at the end of the tunnel” of the global catastrophe that has killed more than 3,500 Americans and infected 170,000 more.

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As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U . S ., the government's foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN's " State of the Union"

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"I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said. “We're going to go through a very tough two weeks."

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As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U . S ., the government's foremost infection disease expert has a sober prognosis. “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.”

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The comments came after Trump announced Sunday that he was extending to April 30 the social distancing guidelines that urged Americans to cease social gatherings, work from home, suspend onsite learning at schools and more in a nationwide effort to stem the spread of the virus.

It was an abrupt reversal for Trump, who spent much of last week targeting April 12 as the day he wanted to see Americans “pack the pews” for Easter Sunday services.

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Many states and local governments already have stiffer controls in place on mobility and gatherings.

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Trump spoke after another troubling day for the stock market, which has been in a free fall as the cononavirus ground the economy to a near-halt and left millions unemployed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 400 points, or roughly 1.9%, to seal the worst first-quarter finish of its 135-year history.

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