Surgeon General Issues Coronavirus Warning: ‘This Week It’s Going to Get Bad’

U.S. surgeon general says coronavirus outbreak 'to get bad' this week

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference in Washington

The mitigation measures that authorities have implemented or advised take time to work and some people appear to be waiting to see if things get worse, according to Adams. "This is just a mistake!" It's a mistake. It's insensitive.

People can still go outside and be active, as long as they stay at a healthy distance from others. And it has to stop and it has to stop now. "This is not a joke, and I am not kidding". "So, I need your help using good judgement to do everything you can to prevent the spread of COVID-19".

Troops will be used in New York, California and Washington to deliver medical aid and set up medical stations after the number of deaths nationwide rose to 471 and infections to 35,244.

Pete Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, will be arriving in the affected states within 42 hours.

Adams also explained why it is imperative to adhere to state laws, recommendations, and stay-at-home orders. There have also been over 115 deaths in NY state. With deaths caused by the coronavirus rising and foreseeable economic turmoil, the Senate is working on legislation for a $1 trillion aid package to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seven nursing homes across Arkansas have reported cases, state Department of Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith said. "We are not going to deal with our way out of this issue".

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told CNN's State of the Union that states have been forced to compete for medical supplies during the outbreak. Seven other facilities in Lousiana have reported cases, he said.

'The demography seems to be very different in the United States versus in other countries.

Pence says the government hopes to have the backlog of existing tests - a milestone the White House hoped to reach on Monday - cleared by the middle of the week.

He called the federal government the "backup" method for obtaining ventilators.

"We are there to back you up should you fail and always will be", he wrote.

'Besides California being home to almost 40 million people, which itself poses significant logistical issues few other states face, California partnered with the federal government in several extremely complex and challenging repatriation missions, which strained California's resources and impacted California's healthcare delivery system'.

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