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Coronavirus in US may peak late April to early May, warns ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb

March 16, 2020


Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that he believes the coronavirus will peak in the U.S. from around late April to early May, a timeline that suggests a longer crisis than some politicians are indicating.

Gottlieb, in a “Squawk Box” interview, said that the social distancing efforts should be viewed on a horizon of “six to eight weeks,” with the goal of keeping “the peak of epidemic below the point at which the health-care system gets exhausted.”

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