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BeyondGeography

(39,366 posts)
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 PM Jun 2020

Fauci: 'We are going in the wrong direction...it could get really bad,' sees 100k/day in new cases

If present trends continue:

America’s leading public health expert Anthony Fauci has confirmed what the record figures are telling us – the US is sliding backwards on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are going in the wrong direction,” Fauci just told the Senate.

Last week the US saw a new daily record of 40,000 new coronavirus cases in one day.

Fauci just said, in testimony before committee, that he fears that the rate will rise dramatically.

“I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around.”

Fauci added about death and infection rates going forward: It’s going to be very disturbing … it could get really bad.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/jun/30/russian-bounty-payments-donald-trump-briefing-afghanistan-live-updates?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Fauci: 'We are going in the wrong direction...it could get really bad,' sees 100k/day in new cases (Original Post) BeyondGeography Jun 2020 OP
This is Trump's doing... and undoing. C_U_L8R Jun 2020 #1
Yeah he's been fairly candid today soothsayer Jun 2020 #2
"could get really bad." cwydro Jun 2020 #3
He's cautious with his words Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2020 #4
Yes, he sure is cautious with his words. cwydro Jun 2020 #7
I think Fauci is walking a very thin line trying to get factual information out to the people while Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #8
That's what my closest friend says too. cwydro Jun 2020 #9
Trump: "China made me do it" dalton99a Jun 2020 #5
At this point, Bayard Jun 2020 #6
No, He says that he thinks a vaccine will help 70+% of the 70+% of the people, if there is one, marie999 Jun 2020 #14
it is hard to rec a post that basically says "we are all gonna die". Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #10
Likely Lower Than 5k ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #12
sure, but they in turn push the infection up to more vulnerable people Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #13
No Question ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #15
450,000 is approximately the number of WW2 US military deaths. LastDemocratInSC Jun 2020 #16
Yes, Indeed ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #17
100K a day would be horrific Johnny2X2X Jun 2020 #11
Well the Con and Mother's Boy malaise Jun 2020 #18
 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
3. "could get really bad."
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:24 PM
Jun 2020

It IS bad.

I liked Fauci in the beginning, but I think he's a toadie for the toddler in chief now.

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,396 posts)
4. He's cautious with his words
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:26 PM
Jun 2020

I hesitate to call him a "toady" for Trump. He has pretty consistently been candid and forthright with the best information available.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
7. Yes, he sure is cautious with his words.
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM
Jun 2020

He stood right there as they said masks were not helpful. That was not candid, nor forthright.

He stood right behind Pence when Pence was saying the virus was going away. I could go on.

I remember it well.

History will judge all these people.

Arkansas Granny

(31,509 posts)
8. I think Fauci is walking a very thin line trying to get factual information out to the people while
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM
Jun 2020

not upsetting Trump so badly that he is silenced. That is not an enviable position.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
9. That's what my closest friend says too.
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:34 PM
Jun 2020

But even she is starting to think he's not stepping up to the plate like he should.

Birx, Fauci, Redfield are all responsible for how this has gone sideways.

Bayard

(22,021 posts)
6. At this point,
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM
Jun 2020

We might as well say the entire population is going to get some version of the virus. Pretty bleak outlook.

 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
14. No, He says that he thinks a vaccine will help 70+% of the 70+% of the people, if there is one,
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:55 PM
Jun 2020

who will be vaccinated only about 160,000,000 Americans will get it. I don't even want to try to guess the number of deaths.

Voltaire2

(12,975 posts)
10. it is hard to rec a post that basically says "we are all gonna die".
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:35 PM
Jun 2020

But rec'd it is.

at 100,000/day that would be approximately 5,000 dead/day.

What the ever-loving fuck.

ProfessorGAC

(64,925 posts)
12. Likely Lower Than 5k
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:47 PM
Jun 2020

But, only one reason.
The recent spikes involve much younger people who are dying from it at a much, much lower fraction.
That said, even if it's 25% of that, 1,250 dead per day is pretty darned bad! That's 450,000 dead over a full year.

Voltaire2

(12,975 posts)
13. sure, but they in turn push the infection up to more vulnerable people
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:54 PM
Jun 2020

so there is a log as the virus spreads from young to old, and then the death rate reverts back to its average.

ProfessorGAC

(64,925 posts)
15. No Question
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:12 PM
Jun 2020

But, older people, by & large are acting fairly responsibly, so they can still protect themselves.
The death rate here in Illinois has continued to drop and is 5 now. It was up to 8 at one point. And almost 1/6th were older people in care facilities.
Yesterday, we had 738 cases & 14 deaths, so under 2%.
Not that it's a good thing, but many of the most vulnerable have died. This, sadly, leaves a population of fewer highly vulnerable.
So, as long as people don't go full on stupid, the rate should fall below the 5% we've seen overall.
But, like I said, even 25% of that is still a brutal number of deaths.

malaise

(268,807 posts)
18. Well the Con and Mother's Boy
Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:42 PM
Jun 2020

own this mess = from day one.
Which sane person would appoint the failed mother's boy to head a task force on anything as serious as Covid-19. From they mentioned his name DUers and others were pointing out the mess he caused in Indiana.

This was and is an epic fucking fail.

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