Doctors who specialize in infectious diseases warned Tuesday that deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus could dramatically increase if the Trump administration relaxes guidelines that have encouraged Americans to minimize contact with one another.
Those doctors said that President Donald Trump, governors and health officials should actually impose even stronger restrictions to stem the spread of the pandemic than are in effect now.
“If you don’t keep the restrictions or make them stricter, you’re going to have more people infected, hospitalized, and dying from the disease,” said Dr. Tina Tan, a board member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
“It’s going to be a lot more people,” said Tan, who works at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
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