> The USA is NOT Italy. The entire USA is NOT even metro New York City. How many cities in the USA even have subways which are a major place where a virus can spread.
One of the doctors IIRC stated that New York seemed to be following the Italy trajectory*. (Ouch...)
* and at a different point in the briefing, they (Birx in particular is in my recollection which might be wrong) were illustrating that New York was leading if not defining the national mitigation response and so the current working mitagion model projection.
I think you heard correctly. Dr. Birx implied that the virus would roll over the entire country in a wave, beginning in New York (me: the NYC metro area ?) and then moving west. For several reasons, I do not think that any area will be hit as hard as NYC. I also hope that NYC is not hit as hard as the dire predictions seem to say right now.