U.S. could see 100,000-200,000 coronavirus deaths

Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and part of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, Anthony Fauci is sounding the alarm on possible COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Fauci warned that the United States could see “between 100,000 and 200,000” deaths before the pandemic is over and “millions of cases.”

“I just don’t think that we really need to make a projection when it’s such a moving target, that you could so easily be wrong. What we do know is we have a serious problem in New York, we have a serious problem in New Orleans and we’re going to be developing serious problems in other areas,” he told the interviewer Jake Tapper.

As of Saturday, more than 121,000 people in the U.S. have tested positive for coronavirus. Of those, more than 2,000 people have died.