U.S. coronavirus outbreak 'could be worse than Italy' if Americans don't follow guidelines, surgeon general warns
Jerome Adams told Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham that too many people were out there 'doing the wrong things.'The surgeon general has warned that the U.S. could face a graver COVID-19 outbreak than Italy if people flout restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. Jerome Adams told Fox News that he believed most people around the country were following instructions to stay at home if possible and struck a relatively optimistic tone that the number of hospitalizations was starting"to level off." "I'm heartened by the people around the country who are doing the right thing," he told anchor Laura Ingraham. "But we're still seeing far too many pictures of people out there doing the wrong things. Playing basketball, out on beaches. We need America to understand that we still could be like Italy. We could be worse than Italy if we don't participate in these 15 days to stop the spread," he added, referring to the recommended restrictions announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks outside the White House on March 20, 2020. He has told Fox News people should not break coronavirus restrictions. JIM WATSON/Getty Images has climbed past 1,000 , with more than 69,200 confirmed cases as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. With some projections that tens of thousands of ICU beds and ventilators may be soon required, Ingraham asked Adams if there would be enough medical personnel available to manage such a huge quantity of patients and equipment. Adams replied,"You have best case scenarios and worst case scenarios, and we are not naive enough to assume the best-case scenario but we also have to understand that those worst-case scenarios are based on us doing absolutely nothing. "That's why the president said 10 days ago that we need the whole nation to adopt these 15 days to 'stop the spread' initiatives and why he specifically reached out to New York, to Washington, to California, to the hot spots and said 'you all need to do even more.'" U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surge by 25 Percent in One Day Read more "So those worst-case scenarios, we hope we don't get there, and it's why I have been telling people, we need to focus on both supply and demand, and the way we lower demand is by pulling down elective cases." On whether it was realistic for the country to reopen by Easter as Trump has suggested, Adams said that it was important to remember that every place has a"different curve" and that"what the president, in my mind is doing is trying to help people understand that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. We will get through this." "When you look at China, when you look at South Korea, their curve was about two to two and a half months," Adams said. "So there is hope that if we continue to lead into the mitigation efforts and we're two-thirds of the way through this 15 days to stop the spread initiative, that we can flatten the curve and that we can get to the end of this more quickly." World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Hygiene advice Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste. Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth. Do not spit in public. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands. Medical advice Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms. Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people. If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance. Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease. Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance. Mask and glove usage Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning. Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask. Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of the mask. Do not reuse single-use masks. Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves. The COVID-19 virus can still be picked up on rubber gloves and transmitted by touching your face. Read more: Newsweek
I believe Dr. Adams, don’t fall for Trump’s delusional back to work plan. but people are ok to sacrifice themselves for the greater DOW It must be frustrating for you to know what will happen if the country listens to your boss. You still have people calling this a hoax and churches holding service. Ignorance is this pandemic's most effective vector of spread.
Well then tell your stupid boss to follow them too. ITS NOT A “COULD BE” —- ITS NOW A REALITY. 🙄🙄🙄 Surround the dnc socialists sanctuary cities to stop it from spreading Already is. Keep up. Then Surgeon_General shouldn’t have lost so much time sucking up to realDonaldTrump POTUS when he should have been standing up for the need for action, truth, facts, and the American public... like Fauci
It's already happening. America currently has the most confirmed cases in the world. It already is... now you’re just waiting for the bodies to start piling up!!
Death of Store Clerk in Italy Highlights Contagion’s New Front LineThe death of a supermarket clerk in Italy raised awareness of how essential many unsung, low-paid jobs are during the pandemic, and has drawn attention to the exceptional dangers these workers face TAKE DOWN FIREWALLS PLEASE I just saw somebody take their frustration out on a security guard for store hours. Please be kind to people, people.
Tell your brainless, selfish leader that until he’s crying in the corner! He is one great guy. On top of it. Great communicator. Could... Its going to be.. DOptomist That took a bit too long to come out. But please. Don’t miss church That dude needs to put a sock in it. He has no spiritual mind at all. Don’t speak it! It could be, it could not be & might totally vanish when Comet, Atlas C-2019 Y4 pulls away from Earth on March 31st. That would be EPIC!
Those who are positive should be removed to a quarantine area in like manner as those who returned from trips were quarantined until it was safe for them to leave bcs they were clear. They should not simply be out n about with option to self-quarantine. How will we know if its worse than Italy? Oh NOW he is going to say something sensible ?
To late already happening
Spain overtakes China death toll, now has second most deaths from coronavirus after ItalyWith cases continuing to rise, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez asked Parliament to approve a request to extend the state of emergency for 15 days. Riiight...🙄 コロナ感染爆発中・死者急増中のスペインで開催予定の１万人規模の国際集会が、９月から１０月に４週間だけ延期された。驚いたことに理由は「会場確保の都合」だそう。こういう無責任で場当たり的対応、説明能力の欠如は日本だけじゃなかったことに落胆。EAIE EAIE2020 延期 学会延期
Sir with all due respect how would many people believe if the man in control does not take it seriously.
Why families in Italy can't say goodbye to the deadFunerals have been banned in Italy - robbing many families of the chance to say a final goodbye. It’s denying dignity to anyone who dies of it. 😕 fuckoffCovid19
3/25 Inside Milan, ItalyIn Italy, where COVID-19 has killed more people than anywhere in the world, funerals can’t be held. In this episode of the “Ground Game: Inside the Outbreak” podcast, Milan reporter CollBarry talks to ralphDrussoAP about how the pandemic hit Italy. CollBarry ralphDrussoAP In Virginia cannot have over 10 at funeral, and cannot see love ones in nursing homes or hospitals, hope this ends soon.
In Italy, the coronavirus steals even the last farewell“I watched him as he was getting into the ambulance, and that was it,” writes one daughter about her father. “A good-bye wave and he was gone' Take note Australia l This is the unseen & up until now not spoken tragedy of this epidemic, it is literally creating emotional holes in families world wide. The normal norms around end of life are being broken for doctors, nurses, families & friends. The true social effects of this are huge. China virus. China should be penalized for killing thousands of innocent people. Fucking dictator. 😠
A deluge of death in northern ItalyDeluge of Death: Coronavirus deaths in Italy’s Lombardy region have surpassed those in China’s Hubei province, the original epicentre of the outbreak. In this Reuters graphic, we show how that happened via SimonScarr and Manas Sharma SimonScarr Lombardy has suffered immensely, may the town gets back to it's feet fast. Prayers. SimonScarr SimonScarr How can you trust anything China says? The CCP is the devil