Dr. Anthony Fauci signaled optimism on Thursday that new data were making the most dire coronavirus death prediction models obsolete.
He noted that early predictive models of 100,000 – 240,000 deaths were already down to about 60,000.
Fauci acknowledged the number of deaths continued to go up, but that other numbers, such as new hospitalizations and patient admittance into the ICU, were down.
But Fauci said that the social distancing guidelines should remain in place.
He admitted that he kept repeating himself about the importance of the social distancing guidelines, and did not indicate that there were immediate signs of a reason to roll them back.