US Death Rate Was Likely to Hike in 2 Weeks Says, President Trump
On Sunday, President Trump said that the US death rate due to coronavirus was likely to hit in the two weeks and increased the social distancing guidelines until 30th April.
Easter might see the highest rate Trump mentioned. The Christian holiday which comes this April 12.
“The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,” The President mentioned in a brief television broadcast in the Rose Garden at The White House.
“It should start coming down — and hopefully very substantially — from that point,” he said.
Trump also aimed at the statements by Anthony Fauci one of his top medical advisors, where Fauci mentioned that the death toll might result from 100,000 to 200,000 in the USA alone.
Trump mentioned this as a ‘horrible number’ but also added that it would have been worse if the lockdown was not ordered and other efforts taken to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
“Potentially 2.2 million people if we did nothing if we didn’t do the distancing,” he said. “If we didn’t do all the things we’re doing.”
‘To Slow The Spread’, Trump also extended the Government’s social distancing until 30th April.
According to a report by Johns Hopkins University, there are around 140,000 confirmed cases in the USA and more than 2400 have lost their lives due to the highly infectious virus.
Johns Hopkins University recorded 453 death on the previous day and 518 deaths on the next day.
“It’s very important that everyone strongly follow the guidelines,” the president said.
“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory before the victory is won,” he said at the briefing.
The President also said that the previous target was The Easter but the country will be “will be well on our way to recovery” by June 1.
“June 1,” he said. “That’s aspirational but I think we’re gonna hit it.”