It’s all hands on deck in the effort to keep the Chinese coronavirus from overwhelming the healthcare system.
The President is tapping an unconventional source of talent.
Donald Trump found a shocking ally in his fight against the Chinese coronavirus.
Social media has exploded with the message “flatten the curve.”
The idea is to use social distancing to flatten the curve and make sure that the healthcare system doesn’t get overwhelmed.
No one wants to end up in a situation like Italy where doctors have to make difficult decisions on who gets life-saving treatment because there are limited ventilators and ICU beds.
Luckily, the American healthcare system has three times the number of ICU beds that Italy has and is better prepared.
But only some people have gotten the message that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the virus.
Shocking videos of spring break revelers partying in close quarters have come out this week.
Young people who are in low-risk demographics seem to think that the rules don’t apply to them and that life can continue as normal.
Their thoughtless behavior is putting others at risk.
The data suggests that young people aren’t likely to have serious complications but they become carriers that infect their loved ones who are in higher risk categories.
They need to get the message that this behavior must stop.
Measures have been taken to stop this foolishness.
Florida’s governor said “The party is over” as he closed all the beaches.
Donald Trump is taking another measure that will stop the spread of the virus.
The Surgeon General is enlisting Hollywood actors and influencers to promote social distancing to the younger generation.
According to the Daily Wire:
As millennials and young Americans continue to defy federal guidelines on social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has called upon celebrities and social media influencers to instruct their followers to take the virus seriously.
Speaking on “Good Morning America,” Adams called on celebrities like NBA players Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell, as well as influencers like Kylie Jenner, to educate people about the need to social distance.
“What I really think we need to do … [is] get our influencers — [NBA players] Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, we need to get Kylie Jenner, we need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look, this is serious,” Adams said, as reported by The Washington Times.
To those young people nonchalantly assuming that they will be unaffected by COVID-19, Adams said that new data suggests otherwise.
“This is absolutely serious. People are dying. We again are seeing new data emerging from Italy that suggests that young people may be at higher risk in different situations than what we previously thought,” he said. “Stay off the beaches.”
This isn’t just an old people problem. All Americans, young and old, need to do their part to make sure that vulnerable people are protected and that America gets through this in the best shape possible.