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Aired On Tuesday, March 31, 10 PM, On 1170 The Answer.

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In the World Health Organization kept echoing the same talking points Chinese government is putting out the doc to raise the alarm I tried to warn his colleagues was booked for severely disturbing the social order and put under house arrest scientists to prove that this was a new and serious disease were forced to destroy their samples and were branded as rumor mongers researchers in other countries have been allowed at the supplies right this article we might be closer to a cure or to a vaccine by now all of this allow the disease to spread freely for almost two months in China and beyond had the Chinese authorities been open even three weeks earlier a study by UK's university of Southampton assessed the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by ninety five percent and the world may well have been spared a pandemic this is why we've got the situation and people are blaming trump speaking of home he's a recent update this is a very vital thirty days where are sort of putting it all on the line this thirty days so important because we have to get back but the more we dedicate ourselves today the more quickly we will emerge on the other side of the crisis and that's the time we're waiting for the more we commit ourselves now the sooner we can win the fight and returned to our lives and they will be great lives maybe better than ever today we reach a historic milestone in our war against the corona virus over one million Americans have now been tested more than any other country by far not even close and tested accurately and officials warned today that as many as two hundred and forty thousand deaths from corona virus could occur yesterday doctor thought he was talking about between one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand well doctor Burke said yesterday as you know that she doesn't think any city will be spared from this virus how many cases do you think the U. S. will reach a million cases to ten million cases or or this week or do not even have any idea you know Jake the honest to be honest with you we don't really have any firm idea there are things called models and when someone creates a model they put in various assumptions and the model is only as good as accurate as your assumptions and whenever the models come in they give a worst case scenario and a best case scenario generally the reality is somewhere in the middle I've never seen a model of the diseases that I've dealt with with with the worst case scenario actually came out they always overshoot so when you use numbers like a million a million and a half to million that almost certainly is off the charts now it's not impossible but very very unlikely so it's difficult to present I mean looking at what we're seeing now you know I would say between one hundred and two hundred thousand cases but I don't want to be held to that because if it's if I. skews me death I mean what we're gonna have millions of cases but I I just don't think that we really need to make a projection when it's such a moving target that you could so easily be wrong and mislead people what we do know J. is that we got a serious problem in New York we have a serious problem in New Orleans and we're gonna be developing serious problems in other areas so although people like the model if let's just look at the data of what we have and not worry about these worst case and best case scenarios and let's remember as people are saying that Donald Trump down played the corona virus when he shut down travel to China with Joe Biden said he called it hysterical xenophobia Dr Fauci said that their decision to save lives right nine seven one S. A. G. E. triple eight nine seven one seven two.