Axios is reporting Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician for Congress, held a closed-door meeting with Senate chiefs of staff, chief clerks, and staff directors for both parties informing them that they “should prepare for the worst” regarding the ongoing coronavirus threat.
According to reports, Monahan said he “expects 70-150 million people in the U.S.” to become infected with the virus. That would constitute roughly a third of the country.
That prediction would align with other health experts even though Donald Trump and the White House have repeatedly told the public there’s little need to worry.
Monahan did share that roughly 80% of those who contract coronavirus eventually recover, according to Axios.