President Donald Trump warned Americans Tuesday that the next two weeks would be «very, very painful,» as the number of new cases of coronavirus continues to rise in the United States.
«We’re going to go through two very difficult weeks,» the U.S. mandatory added during a press conference at the White House.
«I want all Americans to be ready for the difficult days ahead,» he said in a serious tone, while predicting that at the end of that period it would be possible to «start seeing a real light at the end of the tunnel.»
According to the Johns Hopkins University count, more than 184,000 cases of COVID-19 contamination and more than 3,700 deaths have been reported in the United States.
The number of deaths continues to accelerate, especially in New York, the American epicenter of the pandemic.
The White House estimates that the disease will kill between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the United States if current restrictions are met, compared to 1.5 to 2.2 million deaths that would occur if no action is taken.
On Sunday he had mentioned a range of between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths.
Based on these projections, experts from the U.S. task force have advocated for the continuation of partial or total containment measures for 30 days, as announced On Sunday by Donald Trump, claiming that they had a positive effect.
«There’s no vaccine or magic therapy, it’s just a matter of behavior,» said Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the US coronavirus team.
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