Dr. Fauci Says US Death Toll Could Hit 200K

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that he anticipates the coronavirus could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans while infecting “millions.”

Speaking with CNN’s “State of the Union,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said however he does not want to be “held” to that prediction because the COVID-19 outbreak is “such a moving target.”

Fauci’s comments come as the much of the nation is shut down to contain the spread of the disease, which first appeared in China late last year. As of Sunday morning, roughly 125,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S., the highest total of any nation, with at least 2,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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