“The number of coronary virus deaths in the United States may be much lower than recent estimates by leading US health officials if social isolation measures are taken seriously and thoroughly,” philanthropist Bill Gates said on April 5.
In recent days, Microsoft co-founder has repeatedly called for the closure of the United States to prevent the spread of corona virus, something that the country has been failing until now.
Bill Gates’ statements came after many experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, predicted an impending week of death. America. The uncontrolled pandemic and subjective sentiment considering it as seasonal flu made the US pay dearly.
Last week, members of President Trump’s medical team forecast that the number of deaths from the pandemic in the US could fall from 100,000 to 240,000 in the next 2 months. However, the billionaire philanthropist said that this could still be changed.
“If we increase testing, with the participation of all 50 states, the death toll will be lower than the authorities forecast. Of course, we will pay a huge economic price,” Bill Gates, who owns the fortune of 97 billion USD and is the 2nd richest person in the world, shared.
Even US President Donald Trump and leading health experts predict that the coming days will be a bad week for the United States, as resources begin to fall short in some areas as well as in those areas. Death cases continue to increase.
“This will be a bad week. Everything will get very bad and we need to prepare for that. It will shock many people,” Dr. Fauci said. This situation may last for a week or more before things get better.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of Covid-19 infections in the United States surpassed 324,000 on April 5 with more than 9,000 deaths.
Scott Gottlieb, former chief executive of the US Food and Drug Administration, said Washington lacked a proper approach to the disease and did not really promote the creation of vaccines to prevent it.
“Without that, it’s hard to hope for a V-shaped rebound or wish the economy will regain 80 percent of what was lost due to the disease,” Gottlieb said. Bill Gates also emphasized that it is difficult to be normal without the vaccine for Covid-19.