OVID-19 has been blamed for almost 5,000 American deaths in the last week, but Surgeon General Jerome Adams says this week will be worse.
“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized,” Adams said on Fox News Sunday. But Adams also noted that Spain and Italy began intensive mitigation efforts about a month ago, and that the U.S. was not far behind. Those countries are now starting to see a slowdown in cases, Adams said. In the U.S., Washington state and California are seeing indications that the crisis is leveling off, he said.
“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,” Adams said.