Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns Coronavirus Could Kill 100K-200K Americans; And Infect Millions More; The World Must Demand That China Shutdown The Grotesquely Unsanitary Open-Air, Fish/Fowl/Animal Markets — Or These Outbreaks Will Continue
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that the U.S. could see between 100,000-200,000 coronavirus deaths and infection totals in the millions before the threat is passed. Speaking on one of the Sunday morning television shows, Dr. Fauci said “we’re going to have 100K-200K deaths and millions of cases;” but then added he “did not want to be held to that number because the pandemic is ‘such a moving target.” Dr. Fauci said he based those esitmates on the numbers we’re seeing now and a projection of how it is likely to play out.
And, the lack of ventilators is a real serious problem — especially in New York and New Orleans. Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards told CBS’s Face The Nation that his state (particularly New Orleans) has placed orders for 12,000 ventilators and has thus far received 192.”
God help us. I know that the private sector is heavily engaged and — much as the sector did in WWII — is coming to the rescue, as is the U.S. Navy and other segments of the U.S. military. But, this is awful news. God help us, and everyone else fighting this scourge.
China must be forced to close their open-air fish/fowl/animal markets that are grotesquely unsanitary. This is where these coronaviruses are no doubt originating, and will continue — unless and until China shuts them down. If they don’t — the world should consider China a pariah nation to be shunned and avoided. A reckoning is coming. RCP, fortunascorner.com