Anthony Fauci, the chief infectious disease specialist in the United States, believes that the real number of deaths from coronavirus in the country exceeds official estimates.
“We talked to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) all this time, they said that, most likely, we take into account less than there is,” Fauci said on NBC.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, which summarizes data from federal and local authorities, as well as the media and other open sources, 581,572 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States. However, as the host of the program noted, from the model of the University of Washington, it follows that more than 900 thousand Americans died from the virus. According to Fauci, models can both be wrong and show accurate indicators.
“However, I believe that all this time we have been keeping incomplete records, there is no doubt about it,” the infectious disease specialist summed up. Earlier, the Institute for Health Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Washington, citing its own calculations, reported that the coronavirus infection has caused the death of about 6.9 million people worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, which is more than double the official estimates.