How bad will things get in this country by the end of this pandemic?
According to Dr. Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director and a member of the coronavirus task force for the White House, we could see as many as 200,000 deaths when all is said and done.
Media Touting Worst-Case Scenarios
For weeks now, we have been hearing about how as many as two million people could die in this country from the coronavirus.
While I am not a medical expert, I am pretty confident in saying that is not going to happen.
I can say this because the media is only hyping the worst-case scenarios from these prediction models.
Those numbers are based on no precautions, no social distancing, and no travel bans.
All that has been in place here for some time, with travel bans having been in place since January.
Yes, numbers here will be big, but not quite that big, not anywhere close.
Right from the outset, just from listening to Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci, I stated that we would see hundreds of thousands, if not millions of confirmed cases.
We also stated that it could be tens of thousands of deaths by the time they find a treatment.
Dr. Fauci seems to agree with those numbers but did go a little higher.
Fauci stated, “Looking at what we’re seeing now, we’re looking at 100,000 to 200,000.”
Even those numbers may be high, though, because the FDA recently approved several medications to be used for treating the virus while researchers continue to work on treatment and vaccine.
While hoping for an Easter weekend lifting of the restrictions, President Trump announced this week the current “slow the spread” restrictions will remain in place through the end of April.
He also stated that he expects the worst of the disease to hit in mid-April, so realistically, we can expect another extension of the current protocols.