This week on the "FOX News Sunday" panel, Johns Hopkins health policy expert Dr. Marty Makary warned:
DR. MARTY MAKARY: First of all, many government leaders are doing the right thing, but the problem is some of America still is in denial that we even have a problem. We live in a very opinionated country, but this is not fantasy football here. These are facts and this is data and what's happening in Italy will happen in the United States.
They had 793 deaths in the last 24 hours. I saw your interview with Dr. Friedman just now, I don't think he answered your question about how many cases we are going to have here. We are going to have hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of people with the infection based on the data from Italy extrapolated to our population.
What they are experiencing now is over 4,000 Americans dying per day when we get to their point in the infection. We have the governor of Oklahoma taking selfies in crowded food courts saying he doesn't want to do any restrictions on a Friday, we have hospitals that still have been doing elective surgery all this week using valuable gowns and masks so we've got the scientific battle but we need to do the public awareness to really make a big dent here to try to flatten the curve.