The coronavirus outbreak may be the worse pandemic the world has faced since 1918. The Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, appeared on a couple of Sunday morning shows to deliver a stern, stark message – this week is our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. 'This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives.'
That quote is from his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday but it is the same message he delivered on Meet the Press. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment and our 9/11 moment only it’s not going to be localized, it’s going to be happening all over the country,” Adams said. He is using the spread of the coronavirus in China and Italy to predict the rise in cases in the United States. Adams wants social distancing guidelines to remain in place and followed for the next 30 days in order to have the end in sight.
“And so, I want Americans to understand that, as hard as this week is going to be, there is a light at the end of the tunnel if everyone does their part for the next 30 days,” he said, referring specifically to Washington and California, which have seen improvements.
His is a tough job – balancing a message of the seriousness of the coronavirus while offering hope that we’ll get through this if we all do the best we can to follow the guidelines. Fortunately, he’s a happy warrior. He delivers his messages with a calm voice and ends with optimism for the future.
“This is going to be a test of our resolve,” Adams said. “It’s going to be the test of our lives. But I am confident that we can come out on the other side, based on the data and based on what I know about the American people.”
When asked about the eight states still without official shelter in place orders from their governors, Adams didn’t get political, he just answered that people should go ahead and do what they can. Everyone should stay home, if possible. All eight states have a Republican governor. The governors, though, have issued the guidelines from the government to battle the pandemic’s outbreak. It’s been a real eye-opener for Democrats, in particular, who do not subscribe to the concept of federalism. Democrats simply do not understand that government works best when it comes from the lowest levels and goes upward, not top-down, one size fits all. Those on the ground locally know what is best for their communities. Full Article - Townhall - By Karen Townsend
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