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100,000 Americans may die from Coronavirus, says Trump

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100,000 Americans may die from Coronavirus, says Trump

On Sunday, the U.S. President Donald Trump stated that he believes about 100,000 Americans could die due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He stated so after the death toll surpassed his earlier predicted number of his estimates, but said he was optimistic that a vaccine would be developed by the end of this year.

The COVID-19 sickness, generated by the new coronavirus, has affected more than 1.1 million in the United States and taken the lives of more than 67,000 Americans, negatively impacted the society, including most schools and many businesses, Reuters reported.

“We’re going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people. That’s a horrible thing,” said Trump, who recently stated that he hoped fewer than 100,000 Americans would die and earlier in the week had mentioned about 60,000 to 70,000 lost lives.

About half the states of the country have made the decision to at least partially lift the shutdowns as the number of new cases of the COVID-19 illness has started dialing down and as citizens agitate to be released from restrictions that have thrown the economy into a negative state.

“We can’t stay closed as a country (or) we’re not gonna have a country left,” Trump said.

(Reference: Reuters)