Surgeon General A. Jerome Adams said Tuesday the death from the corona virus in the country could be below the 100,000 to 240,000 range the White House had estimated.
“That’s really my hope, and I feel much more optimistic, again, because I see mitigation work,” Adams told ABC “Good Morning America.“” This will be a difficult and difficult week, but the American people have the power to change the course of this epidemic if we unite like we have after the past tragedy in this country. “
He said the most important thing was for Americans to focus on staying at home for the rest of the month and not gathering in large groups, adding “if we continue to do the right thing” we can begin to reopen slowly in some places.
Adams referenced distance social efforts in the states of Washington and California, saying their public health officials had to applaud because they had “given us a blueprint for how we should deal with this across the country.”
General surgeons also refer data from Italy and Spain, two countries with previous outbreaks, and New York and New Jersey, two countries that have been plagued.
“The good news is when you look at Italy, when you look at Spain, when you look at Washington and California and even New York and New Jersey, they really start leveling their curves,” Adams said.
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The surgical general’s comments came after members of the White House coronavirus team warn that up to 200,000 people in the US can die from the plague, even if “we do almost everything perfectly,” in terms of social distance measures.
Adams warned Sunday that next week will be “the hardest and saddest week in the lives of most Americans,” calling it Pearl Harbor or 9/11.
More than 368,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the US with almost 11,000 deaths.
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