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BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Models don’t match reality’: White House coronavirus chief rejects doomsday predictions as US tops Covid-19 case count

BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Models don’t match reality’: White House coronavirus chief rejects doomsday predictions as US tops Covid-19 case count

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Even as the US overtook China in the official number of Covid-19 cases, the top physician leading the White House effort urged Americans not to panic, as models predicting the death of millions keep being proven wrong everywhere. “The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in neither China, South Korea nor Italy,” Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters on Thursday. She noted that the alarmist statistics about the spread of the virus said Italy would reach 400,000 deaths by now, but the actual death toll was nowhere near that. Italy, which has been the hardest-hit in terms of deaths from Covid-19, has reported over 80,000 cases with 8,215 fatalities and counting, just as the US surged to first place in the number of confirmed cases (over 83,000), but with far lower mortality of at least 1,200 deaths attributed to the virus so far. There is “no reality on the ground where we can see that 60-70 percent of Americans are going to get infected in the next 8-12 weeks,”…
Source: BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Models don’t match reality’: White House coronavirus chief rejects doomsday predictions as US tops Covid-19 case count

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