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What Fauci Predict for US Coronavirus Death Toll?

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Following the coronavirus outbreak growth throughout the world, the US Coronavirus death toll is also predicted an unbelievable number as Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci stated.

Anthony Fauci told Sunday that Trump decided not to impose a strict quarantine on parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut after the U.S. death toll from coronavirus grew to above 2,000 over the weekend.

Following “very intensive discussions” of officials at the White House with the President against quarantining last night, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, made comment on Sunday.

‘After discussions with the President we made it clear and he agreed, it would be much better to do what’s called a strong advisory,’ Fauci announced Sunday morning.

‘The reason for that is you don’t want to get to the point that you’re enforcing things that would create a bigger difficulty, morale and otherwise when you could probably accomplish the same goal,’ Fauci, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, added.


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No quarantine on New York

President Trump on Saturday night announced the administration would not be declaring a quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and some of Connecticut as part of the attempts to curb the US Coronavirus Outbreak.

Actually, The White House Coronavirus Task Force unanimously avoided President Donald Trump’s idea of quarantine in these areas, Mnuchin told Sunday.

Donald Trump “did very seriously consider” the idea of locking down the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Mnuchin stated on Sunday.

However, Trump was dissuaded after a meeting with the task force led by Vice President Mike Pence.

“The president wanted to consider all the options. He has obviously concerned what was going on with New York,” said Mnuchin, who is a member of the task force.

Trump preferred travel advisory

Even though Fauci indicated that about 56% of the US Coronavirus Death Toll is coming from around New York City, he still doesn’t feel a total quarantine of the area would be the best move.

Trump backed down from attempting to quarantine New York and instead ordered a travel advisory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the advisory late on Saturday.

‘Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately,’ the advisory suggested.

The agency stated that the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have ‘full discretion’ on whether to implement the advisory or not. On Saturday night, Trump backed down from his threat to impose a quarantine on the Tri-state area after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the proposal to the limit the spread of coronavirus would be tantamount to a ‘federal declaration of war’.

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‘On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, I have asked the [CDC] to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the Federal Government,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday from the White House.

‘A quarantine will not be necessary. Full details will be released by CDC tonight. Thank you!’ he continued. On Saturday night, confirmed cases of coronavirus hit 123,788 and deaths surpassed 2,100 nationwide, with 672 deaths in New York City alone. 

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Travel advisory not for crucial industries employees

The CDC declared this advisory is not for employees of crucial infrastructure industries, including trucking, public health professionals, food supply, and financial services.

These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security and have a special duty to maintain normal work schedules.

The move comes, he said on Twitter, after consulting with the governors of the three states, who will administer the plan “in consultation with the Federal Government.” The CDC said that the governors of the states would have “full discretion” on how to implement the advisory. Trump stated in his tweet that a quarantine would “not be necessary.”

Prediction of US Coronavirus Death Toll

Fauci announced the 100,000-to-200,000 death toll is a middle-of-the-road estimate, much lower than worse-case-scenario forecasts.

He stated preparing for 1 million to 2 million Americans to die from the coronavirus is “almost certainly off the chart,” adding: “Now it’s not impossible, but very, very unlikely.”

Nonetheless, Fauci warned people not to put too much emphasis on predictions, noting that “it’s such a moving target that you could so easily be wrong and mislead people.”

What we do know, he says, is that “we’ve got a serious problem in New York, we’ve got a serious problem in New Orleans and we’re going to have serious problems in other areas.”

Fauci’s coronavirus fatality estimate comes as the White House considers ways to reopen the economy, including easing social distancing guidelines that officials have set forth to curb the spread of the fast-moving virus.

One in three Americans is now being demanded to stay Home as new cases rise, particularly in New York, which accounts for nearly half of the country’s cases.

When asked if it is the right time to begin relaxing some of the social distancing measures, Fauci said not until the curve of new infections starts flattening out.

“The virus itself determines that timetable,” Fauci maintained.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the seasonal flu has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 people a year since 2010. The coronavirus death rate is far greater than the flus. For the elderly population, the coronavirus has been found to be six times as deadly.

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