WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in the United States could exceed 200,000 a day by June, a US government internal report warned, with House Speaker Nessie Pelosi accusing the White House of "fear of the truth." What is it?
The memo, obtained by the New York Times, also warns that the death toll could rise to 3,000 a day by June 1, after a 70 percent increase from the current average of 1,750 per day.
In a separate report, the University of Washington's Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that the death toll in the United States could reach 135,000 by early August, more than double the previous estimate.
It may be recalled that on April 17, the same institute had estimated 60,308 deaths in the United States till August 4, but the death toll has already crossed 70,000.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the US Monitoring Agency had recorded 1.225 million cases of coronavirus, while the death toll had reached 71,300.
These serious predictions stifle US President Donald Trump's efforts to revive the economy and the announcement by the governors of a dozen states to resume some business activities from May 12.
The president has said he will not allow the White House Coronavirus Task Force to appear before the House of Representatives because it is dominated by Democrats. The House is set up, the House is a bunch of Trump haters.
The White House also issued a memo to Congress stating that it would not allow members of the task force, including two epidemiologists, Dr. Anthony Fassi and Dr. Deborah Brix, to appear before a House subcommittee for questioning.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the White House's new chief of staff of blocking two experts, saying "they know we're going to insist on the truth and they're probably afraid of the truth."
It should be noted that the estimates of the US government presented in the media have been prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
It warns that by the end of May, the rate of corona cases could reach 200,000 per day on a daily basis.
At the same time, some experts warned that opening the lockdown at this time would make matters worse.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that "there are a large number of counties (towns) whose burden is increasing."
The Institute for Health Matrix and Evolution, on the other hand, said its review reflected "the reduction in transportation between US states and the easing of social distance measures in 31 states from May 11 and increased people-to-people contacts." Virus transmission will increase.