by Joseph Curl
President Trump on Tuesday said Americans should brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” coming, and projected there could be up to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of the measures taken to date to mitigate the spread.
At a daily White House briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations’ top infectious disease expert, offered some optimism. “This is a number that we need to anticipate, but we don’t necessarily have to accept it as being inevitable,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.
In a somber press conference, Trump said the coming weeks will be a “a matter of life and death” for Americans, urging them to heed the administration’s guidelines to practice social distancing and stay home.