The U.S. Surgeon General just issued an important nationwide statement regarding the future of Coronavirus inside America.
Appearing on CNN’s ‘State Of The Union,’ Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Sunday that the cases and deaths associated with Coronavirus will increase, but for Americans not to panic.
“We’ve been saying this all along, initially we had a posture of containment so that we could give people time to prepare for where we are right now,” said the nation top doctor. “Now we’re shifting into mitigation phase, which means we’re helping communities understand, you’re going to see more cases, unfortunately you’re going to see more deaths, but that doesn’t mean that we should panic.”
US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on the spread of coronavirus in the country: “We’re helping communities understand you’re going to see more cases. Unfortunately, you’re going to see more deaths. But that doesn’t mean we should panic.” #CNNSOTUhttps://t.co/jH41UZmxWa pic.twitter.com/zDOogFP7xD
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 8, 2020
Adams the gave practical instructions for how we should approach the protecting from the virus.
“We should take the things we know work for individuals to protect themselves and make sure everyone is doing those things,” Adams said. “Things like washing your hands frequently, like covering your cough, like staying home if you are sick, and not being around people if you are sick.”
Adams made it clear it will important for communities and organizations to decide about larger gatherings. “It also means communities need to be thinking about things like, should we be canceling large gatherings? What are our telework policies? Should we be closing schools?” he added.