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Tue May 12, 2020, 11:06 AM

Fauci: Real coronavirus death toll 'almost certainly' higher than official 80,000 count

Source: The Hill

Fauci: Real coronavirus death toll 'almost certainly' higher than official 80,000 count

BY PETER SULLIVAN - 05/12/20 11:40 AM EDT

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the real number of deaths from coronavirus is "almost certainly" even higher than the official death toll of 80,000 because of the likelihood that some deaths went unrecorded.

Fauci told a Senate committee during a virtual hearing that with health systems overwhelmed, it's very likely a number of deaths were not recorded, meaning total deaths from the coronavirus across the country are likely higher than the already staggering toll of more than 80,000 now counted by Johns Hopkins University.

"Most of us feel that the number of deaths are likely higher than that number because given the situation particularly in New York City, when they were really strapped with a very serious challenge to their health care system, that there may have been people who died at home who were not counted as COVID because they never really got to the hospital," Fauci said at a Senate Health Committee hearing.


Asked by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if the real number of deaths could be even 50 percent higher than the official number of 80,000, Fauci said: "I think you are correct that the number is likely higher, I don't know exactly what percent higher, but almost certainly it's higher."

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/coronavirus-report/497324-fauci-real-coronavirus-death-toll-almost-certainly-higher-than

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Tue May 12, 2020, 11:11 AM

1. This is a lead story even on the BBC (radio) right now.

They cut into their programming to run him being questioned by Elizabeth Warren.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 11:11 AM

2. And Trump worshipers are certain the number is being inflated

just to make Trump look bad.

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