Who claimed in the spring of 2020 that no more than 200,000 Americans would die of Covid-19 if people just stayed home for 45 days, washed their hands, and were careful to not touch their faces?
In March 2020, Dr. Deborah Birx touted a Covid-19 model developed with "five or six international and domestic modelers from Harvard, from Columbia, from Northeastern, from Imperial who helped us tremendously." She said it showed that "if people stayed home" and "were careful every day to wash their hands and worry about touching their faces, there would be "100,000 to 200,000" Covid deaths in the United States. Fauci then said this would require "15 Days to Slow the Spread" that had already taken place, plus "we feel so strongly about the necessity" of another "30 Days to Slow the Spread." U.S. deaths involving C-19 now exceed more than 1,000,000, despite these measures and others later suggested by Fauci, such as further lockdowns, school closures, masking, and vaccinations. These were mandated by politicians and public health officials with help from major media outlets and big tech companies who embellished their benefits and censored scholars and citizens who criticized them.