US surgeon general warns of “hardest, saddest week” in coronavirus outbreak
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the country will be facing the “hardest and saddest week” in battle against the new coronavirus pandemic.
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“This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives,” Adams said on Fox News Sunday. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized; it’s going to be happening all over the country.”
He further urged Americans to take part in the battle against the covid-19 pandemic, whose death toll is nearing 10,000.
“There is hope, but we’ve also got to all do our part,” he said, asserting that there "is a light at the end of the tunnel if everyone does their part for the next 30 days."
More than 9,100 people with the coronavirus have been reported to have died in this country as of this weekend.
“Here’s what we’ve advised the president: When people are in a tragic situation, we want them to be able to have a conversation with their health care provider about everything they can do to save their lives,” Adams said. “We feel a little bit better regarding its safety than we do about a completely novel drug.”
The Trump administration is facing unprecedented criticism over its poor response to the outbreak as well as spread of disinformation about covid-19.