Fauci says deaths from coronavirus in the United States could be “more like 60,000”; Antibody tests in progress: NPR

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“I think the American public has done a really great job just wrapping up and doing the physical separation and adhering to these guidelines,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious diseases.

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“I think the American public has done a really great job just wrapping up and doing the physical separation and adhering to these guidelines,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious diseases.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

The United States is having a “very bad week” during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Anthony Fauci. But he also says that US public adoption of physical separation and other restrictions greatly reduces projections of the death toll from the respiratory virus.

The final balance sheet “currently looks more like 60,000 than 100,000-200,000” that US officials previously estimated, said Fauci.

Fauci, the leading US infectious disease expert and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, also said that antibody tests have been developed and will be available “very soon”.

Fauci discussed COVID-19 and its results Thursday morning in a segment of NBC News Today.

“The number of deaths and the cases that we’re seeing right now really validate what we said, that it’s going to be a very bad week, on the one hand,” said Fauci. “On the other hand, as you can see, there are some glimmers of hope, especially when you look at the situation in New York – where the number of hospitalizations, the needs for intensive care and intubation at in recent days have actually stabilized and [are] begins to descend. ”

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