Surgeon General: “This week will be our Pearl Harbor moment because of Covid-19”
The United States has still not reached the peak of the coronavirus crisis. Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave the nation a stark warning.
Over the weekend the White House suggested to everyone to stay away from grocery stores and pharmacies for at least 10 days. Following that suggestion, speaking on Sunday, one of the nation’s leading doctors warned that this will be one of the nation's hardest and saddest weeks.
Scientific data indicates that the US will reach its peak number of deaths from coronavirus on April 16 and Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave a stark warning about what is expected from the next wave of the virus.
“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. What is more alarming is that it is going to spread across the nation,” he said during an interview with Fox News.
Covid-19 has already taken more US lives than both tragic events combined. In the event of 9/11 2,977 people died; at Pearl Harbor 2,386 lost their lives. Meanwhile Covid-19 has claimed 9,616 deaths nationwide.
Coronavirus cases expected to continue upward trend
Broadly the US population is doing what it can to avoid spreading the coronavirus but so far it has kept up its insistent march across the nation. The US has now become the global epicenter of the virus, hitting a total number of 362,995 confirmed cases, with that number likely to increase significantly over the next 10 days according to scientific data.