Coronavirus deaths in United States surpass 10,000
As the total number of deaths in the US from COVID-19 have surpassed 10,000, President Trump has told certain parts of the country including New York City, Detroit, New Orleans, to prepare for coronavirus “peak” this week. According to modeling, the White House has predicted 100,000 to 240,000 deaths total in the US.
White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that society may not be able to get back to “normal,” or what it was before the pandemic for quite some time. Fauci warned that the best way to prevent future outbreaks is the development of a vaccine, several of which are in the early stages of testing.
Other developments include:
- The first animal to test positive for COVID-19 was a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The tiger was reportedly infected by a carer who was asymptomatic.
- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro warned the Trump administration in a memo in January of the potential devastating effects that the coronavirus could have on American lives and the economy. Nearly one month later, on February 28 at a rally in South Carolina, Trump described the coronavirus as the Democrat’s “new hoax”
- New York’s chair of the city council’s health committee reported that morgues in New York City are nearly full and the city will next consider the possibility of temporary mass burials in city parks.