White House predicts upward of 240,000 US coronavirus deaths as Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead

President Donald Trump warned the nation Tuesday to brace for “a hell of a bad two weeks,” as his top infectious disease experts projected that upward of 240,000 people will die from coronavirus in the U.S. even if current social distancing guidelines are precisely maintained.Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, two of the country’s top immunologists and senior advisers on Trump’s coronavirus task force, offered an extremely alarming estimate during a briefing at the White House.The doctors stressed that the death toll could be lower if Americans radically change their lifestyles over the next...


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