Sunday shows - New coronavirus projections, quarantine talk dominate

Top administration officials appeared on the Sunday morning political talk shows to address the response to the coronavirus pandemic, including Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warned that virus could infect millions of people in the United States and account for more than 100,000 deaths.

Multiple governors also discussed a quarantine of the New York tri-state area, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE said he was considering on Saturday, and a shortage of medical equipment to treat infected patients.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

 

Fauci says US could have 'millions' of coronavirus cases and over 100,000 deaths
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the faces of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force, on Sunday warned that the novel coronavirus could infect millions of people in the United States and account for more than 100,000 deaths.
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Fauci: Travel advisory accomplishes same goal as quarantine without 'morale' difficulties
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Sunday that morale was considered when administration officials decided to put in place a travel advisory rather than enforce a quarantine in the New York region, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
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NJ governor indicates quarantine not needed, says states are taking 'aggressive' action
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) indicated Sunday that a quarantine for New York's tri-state area mentioned by President Trump wouldn’t be needed as the three states are taking “aggressive” actions to fight COVID-19. 
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Biden on quarantine timelines: 'Worst thing you can do is raise expectations and then watch them get dashed'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE said Sunday that the worst thing the government could do is “raise false expectations” about the quarantine time periods.  
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Louisiana governor: Health care system could be overwhelmed in early April
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that the state’s health care system could become overwhelmed by early April.
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Michigan governor: States bidding against each other for medical supplies creates 'a lot more problems for us all'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) said Sunday that bidding between states for personal protective equipment (PPE) is creating problems as hospitals across the country are seeing depleted supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Maryland governor: I don't 'see any way that we're going to be opening back up in a couple weeks'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
"I think in two weeks, around Easter, we're going to be looking a lot more like New York," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said.
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White House coronavirus coordinator: All governors and mayors need to 'prepare like New York is preparing now'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Dr. Deborah Birx told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that state and city leaders need to know where each hospital in their jurisdiction is located, where the surgical centers are, where “every piece of equipment is in the state” and how to move equipment around the state “based on need.”
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Pelosi: Trump's denial, delay on coronavirus response 'is deadly'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday President Trump’s delay and denial in responding to the coronavirus pandemic has had “deadly” consequences for Americans. 
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Mnuchin: US will bounce back after we 'kill this virus and reopen the economy'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinHow lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response Business groups throw support behind House Democrat's bill to provide pandemic risk insurance The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Former NIC Director Greg Treverton rips US response; WHO warns of 'immediate second peak' if countries reopen too quickly MORE said Sunday that the U.S. economy would bounce back later this year to levels seen before the coronavirus outbreak began.
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Kudlow: Administration still believes pandemic 'is going to be a question of weeks and months'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
President Trump’s economic adviser, Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE, said Sunday that the administration still believes the coronavirus pandemic “is going to be a question of weeks and months.”
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Public health expert: 'We are still at the very beginning of this outbreak'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Tom Inglesby, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said on Sunday that the social-distancing measures taken in much of the U.S. to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus haven't yet had time to fully take effect.
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Former FDA commissioner says it's 'too early to lift' coronavirus restrictions
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus shouldn't be lifted yet and that the weeks to come will be difficult to get through. 
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