Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the department of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, warned Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," that based on the current rate of spread, there will likely be 100 million Americans infected by the COVID-19 virus in four weeks.
"The front lines actually tell you what's happening at the front lines, and politicians and people in Washington don't want the country to panic," he said. "What you're seeing is major rationing in the country. Rationing is a word that they have used to beat up Democrats, but the fact is we are seeing rationing in parts of the country, and you have mentioned some of them."
"Primarily in New York, but it's not going to be exclusively New York. This is not a virus that is just going to stay confined to New York."
"Right now, if you look at the numbers, we probably have a million COVID-19 cases in the country. And if this is doubling every three to four days, that means that we'll have 100 million people who have COVID-19 in about four weeks, and that's a frightening thought."