A senior administration official told CNN that the estimate of 100 million possible infections is based on a range of external models that are being closely monitored by the administration and will include both autumn and winter. Officials say the estimate is based on the basic premise that no additional resources or additional mitigation measures will be taken, including new funding from Congress for Covid 19, or dramatically new forms.
The White House is sharing those estimates as authorities renew their pressure on Congress to approve additional funding to fight the virus, and as the nation’s corona virus death toll approaches 1 million. Officials say the White House will commemorate the moment the United States crossed 1 million deaths from CoVID-19.
The Biden administration has been sounding the alarm for weeks that additional funding is needed to continue the federal CoVID-19 response, until it returns to “normal” with the removal of many epidemic restrictions. Wants to
Officials have argued that without new funding, the United States cannot be prepared for the waves of the future.