Director of the Center for Disease Control Robert Redfield predicts that the coronavirus death toll could be well below expectations if the Americans continue to maintain social distancing practices.
In a radio interview with Tuscon KVOI radio station on Monday, Redfield was optimistic when asked about recent production models for the American body number of Covid-19. It comes after the doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci last week, the virus could kill up to 240,000 US citizens, even if the mitigation measures are followed, with an expected range of 1.5 to 2.2 million if the guidelines are not followed.
“If we just move away from society, we will see this virus and this epidemic decline, decline, decline. And I think that’s what you see, “said Redfield. “I think you will see that the numbers will actually be much lower than what the models would have predicted. “
Redfield recognized the “staggering” numbers in the projection models, he also explained that they serve as a beta test of how resources and intervention strategies could flatten the curve. He also said that these models were developed assuming that only half the country would pay attention to the guidelines on social distancing.
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