Dr. Anthony Fauci, in response to a question from Sen. Bernie Sanders, said the death toll from COVID-19 is “likely higher” than the currently reported 80,000-plus deaths:
“The number is likely higher” than the 80,000-plus deaths in the US, Fauci says. He adds he doesn’t have an exact number and notes people likely died from covid at home and were not counted
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 12, 2020
"Most of us feel the number of deaths are likely higher than that number," Fauci says, of the current official coronavirus death count. Some have posited deaths are being overcounted, but Fauci says otherwise. "The number is likely higher."
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 12, 2020
Sen Sanders: Is the number of ppl who died from COVID-19 likely higher?
Dr. Fauci says most experts feel the number of deaths are likely higher than the official U.S. numbers. He adds, "I think you are correct that the number is likely higher…almost certainly it is higher."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 12, 2020
An important reminder that the reported U.S. death toll from Covid-19, 80,897, is an undercount:
"Most of us feel that the # of deaths are likely higher" than 80,000, Dr. Fauci says. "It almost certainly is higher." pic.twitter.com/wlzkCknwn8
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 12, 2020