CDC Releases Chilling Deathcount Projection For June
Most of the country is still locked down and waiting for this pandemic to pass. Small businesses and many non-essential workers need to work in order to put food on the table and keep their businesses afloat. But according to a recent CDC projection, June may end up being a deadly month for the United States.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is projecting the U.S. coronavirus daily death toll to reach about 3,000 people by June 1, with 200,000 new cases per day by the same date, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The projections were compiled into charts currently used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."
“There remains a large number of counties whose burden continues to grow,” the CDC warned in the documents.
“This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the task force or gone through interagency vetting,” read a statement from the White House commenting on the report. “This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the Coronavirus Task Force or data that the task force has analyzed. The President’s phased guidelines to open up America again are a scientific-driven approach that the top health and infectious disease experts in the federal government agreed with.”
"The report warns that the Great Lakes region, Southern California and parts of the South and Northeast are all seeing increasing case loads."
"A White House spokesman said the document had not been presented to the coronavirus task force or gone through interagency vetting.
"This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the Coronavirus Task Force or data that the task force has analyzed," deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.
"The President’s phased guidelines to open up America again are a scientific driven approach that the top health and infectious disease experts in the federal government agreed with," Deere said. "The health of the American people remains President Trump’s top priority and that will continue as we monitor the efforts by states to ease restrictions.”
We can only hope that this projection was done in error. Hopefully, all of our safe practices like social distancing, and limiting trips to just the essentials, will bring that number way down.