- President Joe Biden has painted a bleak picture of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak in his first few days in office.
- During a Friday press briefing, Biden said that Covid-19 deaths are expected to reach “well over 600,000.”
- The president also warned that “there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
President Joe Biden painted a bleak picture of his administration’s response to the Ebola pandemic, warning that it will take months to reverse the epidemic and that the death toll will rise dramatically in the coming weeks. A lot of things in America are damaged by this, “Biden said Tuesday in an interview with ABC’s” Good Morning America. “
We expect the 400,000 deaths to reach well over 600,000, “Biden said, signing two decrees aimed at reducing hunger and strengthening workers” rights in the midst of the pandemic.
The president has repeatedly warned that the situation is likely to get worse before it improves, and Biden warned Friday that nothing can be done to change the course of the pandemic in the coming months, given the ongoing epidemic. On Friday, the US surpassed the total number of Covid 19 deaths for the first time in its history, according to the US health agency CDC. The nation is likely to top 500,000 by February, he told reporters after meeting with some of his advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Although it was not immediately clear who Biden was referring to, it is estimated that the US could reach 600,000 deaths from Covid 19 by the end of the year, in part because of the relaxation of state mandates on social care. However, the model’s current forecast shows that the number of covids will rise to just under 560,000 by the end of April.
A spokesman for the Biden administration could not immediately be reached for comment on the president’s projections, which were released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health. The nation is still in a “very serious situation,” Fauci said, citing the death toll from Covid 19 in the U.S. and other countries and WHO reports.
Biden’s warning comes as the country plans to give 100 million Covid 19 vaccines in its first 100 days in office. While some health experts believe Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations is achievable, the CDC says the rollout of the vaccine in this country has been slow.
The pace of vaccination has increased in the past week, with the US administering more than 2.5 million doses of Covid 19 vaccine, suggesting that 100 million vaccinations in 100 days would be a feasible target if the daily count continues.