President Trump on Saturday urged the American public to brace for a difficult week ahead as the novel coronavirus spreads domestically, saying there would be “a lot of death.”
“This will be probably the toughest week,” Trump told reporters at a White House press briefing on COVID-19 Saturday afternoon.
“There will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death if this was not done,” Trump continued, referencing the steps the federal government has taken to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus.
Earlier in the week, the White House’s coronavirus task force signaled a grim estimation that anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 people in the U.S. could die from the disease even if the recommended social distancing guidelines are followed.
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