Fauci Says 100,000 To 200,000 In U.S. May Die From Coronavirus

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Fauci Says 100,000 To 200,000 In U.S. May Die From Coronavirus
Dr. Anthony Fauci added the U.S. would have "millions of cases."
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A key disease expert on President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force says "100,000 to 200,000" U.S. citizens may die of COVID-19.  

During an interview on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci added the U.S. could have "millions of cases" overall. However, he said those numbers could change.

He said: "I just don't think we really need to make a projection when it's such a moving target that you can so easily be wrong."

Fauci added he wanted to continue stay-at-home orders in an attempt to further flatten the curve.

President Trump has said he would "love to have the country opened up" by Easter — April 12th. Fauci said the decision to ease restrictions needs to be based on a solid understanding of where hot spots are and whether the spread of the virus is under control.