On Sunday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said the upcoming week of America’s coronavirus pandemic would be “our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment.”
‘Next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment’
While appearing on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Adams addressed statewide stay at home orders, saying “I talked to many of these governors, and here’s what I say to them. Here’s what I would say to them right now. The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment.”
Surgeon general says coming week will "be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment" https://t.co/p1EMblfwtt
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 5, 2020
“It’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives, and we really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part,” he added.
Dramatic shift in tone for the surgeon general, who said in February that the risk for Americans getting coronavirus is “low” to now saying US is about to face its Pearl Harbor
and 9/11 moment. He said his info was based on best available evidence at time https://t.co/B3wmk5LdQ3
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 5, 2020
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Adams Says Most Americans are ‘Doing Their Part’
“Ninety percent of Americans are doing their part, even in the states where they haven’t had a shelter in place,” Adams continued. “But if you can’t give us 30 days, governors, give us a week, give us what you can so we don’t overwhelm our health care systems over this next week and let’s reassess at that point. We want everyone to understand — you have to be Rosie the Riveter. You have to do your part.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 5, 2020
The ‘hardest and the saddest’ week of ‘most Americans’ lives’
NBC News’ Chuck Todd asked, “At a minimum, you wish every governor would issue at least one week?”
“I wish every governor would encourage the people in their states to follow these guidelines for 30 days,” Adams replied. “That’s what I want.”
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Adams repeated his remarks, saying that the week ahead would be “the hardest and the saddest” of “most Americans’ lives.”
U.S. surgeon general who said, a month ago, that he’s not worried about the coronavirus now comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 pic.twitter.com/3hVJKl1pph
— Charlie (@CharlieMARs_) April 5, 2020
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