“Bottom line, it’s going to get worse.”

Those were the words of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci, MD, today during a House Oversight Committee hearing discussing the coronavirus response. His comments came just hours after cases in the United States crossed the 1,000-case mark.

During questioning, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D–New York, asked Fauci if the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it improves in the United States.

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“We will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now,” he said. Fauci also warned lawmakers that the novel virus was at least 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu.

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