Up to 150 million Americans could get coronavirus: US projection

The physician for the United States Congress expects that between 70 and 150 million people in the country – between 20 and 45 percent of the US population – will eventually get infected with the novel coronavirus, a lawmaker said. 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made the remarks during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of the president’s coronavirus task force, confirming what was reported earlier by US media outlets including Axios and NBC News. 

“Congress’s attending physician told the Senate that he expects between 70 to 150 million people to eventually contract the coronavirus in the United States,” Tlaib said.

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