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Washington, (Daily Mail), 13, March 2020 - Up to 150 million Americans could be infected with the coronavirus top doctors believe, a Congresswoman confirmed Thursday as vast swathes of the country shutdown and the national outbreak grew to over 1,700 cases and 41 deaths.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib confirmed earlier reports that Congress’ doctor Dr. Brian Monahan had told lawmakers that he predicts between 70 to 150 million people in the United States could eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus.
Congresswoman Tlaib questioned Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), about the prediction.
Asked by Tlaib whether he believed the projection was accurate, Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), told the hearing: ‘We really need to be careful with those kinds of predictions because that’s based on a model.’
As of Thursday evening, there are more than 1,700 cases and 41 deaths in the United States.