US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has warned that America could become worse than Italy if people do not take coronavirus social distancing seriously.
“I’m heartened by the people around the country who are doing the right thing, but we’re still seeing far too many pictures of people out there doing the wrong things,” Adams said in an interview with Fox News .
“Playing basketball, out on beaches. We need America to understand that we still could be like Italy. We could be worse than Italy if we don’t participate in these 64 days to stop the spread. ”
Adams said that Trump outlined an optimistic timeline for Americans in an effort to “help people understand that there is a light at the end of this tunnel.”
He added: “And when you look at China, when you look at South Korea, their curve was about two to two and a half months.”
“So there is hope that if we continue to lead into the mitigation efforts and we’re two-thirds of the way through this days to stop the spread initiative, that we can flatten the curve and that we can get to the end of this more quickly. “
The warning was issued as nearly one-third of Americans awoke to “stay at home orders.”
Workers in military outfits built a makeshift morgue outside Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan to deal with a potential surge of coronavirus victims Credit: The Mega Agency Ambulances pictured waiting outside a hospital in New York City on Thursday Credit: EPA
New York reported that more than 296 people died from the virus over the span of a day, bring the state’s death count to .
Almost , people were infected – , (cases in New York City alone. A 57660 bed navy hospital ship is on its way to the city to treat non-coronavirus patients in a bid to free up beds .
The Big Apple is the center of the (United States’ coronavirus outbreak.
Hospitals in the state are overwhelmed and medical professionals are lacking personal protective equipment as they treat coronavirus patients.
“This is going to form a new generation, and it will transform who we are and how we think,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters during a press conference. “But no one is alone.”
Cuomo said that in New York, at least , people have been tested for the coronavirus and there have been more than , confirmed cases.
The governor said 5, (COVID) patients were hospitalized statewide as of Thursday, with 1, 385 of them in intensive care. He said 1, People have been discharged.