Mike Pence Affirms That The United States Will Be Like Italy In Coronavirus Outbreak

By Theodore Shoebat

While so many Americans are optimistic that the coronavirus crises is soon coming to an end, Vice President Mike Pence has said that the US is heading down the same road of Italy — currently the most severely hit by Covid-19 in Europe — when it comes to the coronavirus outbreak. People who are optimistic because they think that ‘Trump is going to take care of it’ and that ‘the media is blowing this out of proportion to attack Trump’, now have to listen to Mike Pence and (I guess) call him ‘fake news’ now. As we read in a report from the AP:

Vice President Mike Pence says the White House’s models for the coronavirus outbreak show the country on a trajectory akin to hard-hit Italy.

Speaking to CNN, Pence says, “We think Italy may be the most comparable area to the United States at this point.”

Pence was referencing the prediction models unveiled by the White House on Tuesday that project 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths in the coronavirus pandemic. Those figures assume that the country maintains rigorous social-distancing practices for the duration of the public health crisis.

Italy’s health system was stretched beyond capacity weeks ago leading to soaring death tolls. U.S. governors and local officials have warned their states need urgent federal help to avoid a similar fate.