Surgeon General Sounds Alarm As US Cases Top 300,000
surgeon general, top infectious disease doctor warn Americans of tough week to come
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus cases and deaths are expected to accelerate this week, according to Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who compared the situation to Sept. 11, 2001 and Pearl Harbor.
“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives,” Adams said on Fox News.
“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives.”” — Jerome Adam
“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives.””
— Jerome Adam
He urged Americans to “do their part” by social distancing.
“It’s not going to be localized, it’s going to be happening all over the country,” Adams said. “And I want America to understand that.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious diseases expert, backed up Adams’ claims.
“This next week is going to look bad because we’re still not at that apex,” Dr. Fauci said on CBS.
He also warned the governors of the states that have not yet placed a statewide stay-at-home order that they are putting themselves at risk.
Currently North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas are the only states that have not enacted any sort of stay-at-home order. Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma and South Carolina only have stay-at-home orders in certain cities and counties.
Dr. Fauci said it’s important for Americans to understand this is an important week, and people need to be following social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines to prevent the rest of April from being as devastating as the next week.
“It is going to be shocking to some. It certainly is really disturbing to see that,” he said. “But that’s what’s going to happen before it turns around.”