By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
My, how things change. Less than a month ago, only 70 coronavirus cases had been reported in the country. Our president had just recently announced that the virus was under control. The sun was shining brightly.
How naïve we all were. Just a month later, the U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases (131,000) and will likely hit 200,000 cases in a couple of days. Italy has also passed China, and Spain will probably pass it tomorrow. By the end of the week, China – the birthplace of the pandemic – will likely be in fifth place.
Anthony Fauci today said the U.S. could experience between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 with millions becoming infected. (Just over 2,000 people have died thus far in the U.S.). Dr. Birx , the leader of the coronavirus task force warned “No state, no metro area, will be spared”.
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