Coronavirus Task Force experts Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx in conjunctions with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experts have updated their estimates for the 39th time with regard to the COVID-19 and they are, “pretty sure,” they got it right this time.
Initial estimates showed 2.2 million Americans dying from the disease if nothing was done to mitigate it. Once we locked down the country, that was updated to 100-240,000 Americans. Now, estimates show that when you count every death as a COVID-19 death, it will reach the total number of flu deaths every year.
“It appears that we were wrong about every one of our 18 previous estimates,” Fauci said at the daily press conference. “But we’re pretty sure we got it right this time.”
The latest estimate is based on new data that show that over 30 percent of the population may already have antibodies to the disease and that COVID-19 may have been around a lot longer than experts had previously surmised.
“So, basically we were wrong about everything. But you should totally trust us next time because, hey, we’re the experts!” Fauci added.