The White House response coordinator for the coronavirus task force said Thursday that extreme predictions about the pandemic don't line up with the incoming data, while also pushing back against unfounded rumors that could alarm the public.
“When people start talking about 20 percent of a population being infected, it’s very scary," she said during Thursday's White House briefing.
Birx also pushed back against rumors of changes to do-not-resuscitate policies, saying such falsehoods could scare the public.
"There is no situation in the United States right now that warrants that kind of discussion," Birx said.
At least 82,404 people have contracted the virus in the United States, including 1,000 deaths.