As the pandemic of coronavirus is in full swing, governments and medical services worldwide take urgent actions. But even that might not be enough to avoid hundreds of thousands of deaths from Covid-19 in the United States, NY Times wrote in a recent article.
The outlet quoted Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the U.S. key expert in infections, and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who leads the service of coronavirus response there. "The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated on Tuesday that the deadly pathogen could kill 100,000 to 240,000 Americans as it ravages the country despite social distancing measures that have closed schools, banned large gatherings, limited travel and forced people to stay in their homes", reads the story. "As dire as those predictions are, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said the number of deaths could be much higher if Americans did not follow the strict guidelines vital to keeping the virus from spreading. The White House models they displayed showed that more than 2.2 million people could have died in the United States if nothing were done".
The terrifying figures and the overall dynamics of the spread of the disease, still, give the scientists an opportunity to forecast "that the overall number of deaths might be lower if people in the rest of the states followed the guidelines for at least the next month".