[Ed. – It worries me that he’s saying this in the way he’s saying it. We have prior reason to expect numbers to get worse, because testing is finally widespread. More tests, more evidence of additional infections. I don’t really think we’ve had state lockdowns in place long enough to conclude that additional recorded infections are both new (i.e., recent), AND the result of people not adhering to lockdown measures. It should take another week or more to be certain of that. Adams could have warned people to take the guidance seriously, without unsubstantiated suggestions that failing to take it seriously is responsible for newly detected (but not necessarily “new”) infections.]
Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will worsen this week and said people across the country are not taking the threat seriously enough.
“I want America to understand this week, it’s going to get bad,” Adams said in an interview on the “TODAY” show.
The disease is spreading, he said, because many people — especially young people — are not abiding by guidance to stay at home and practice social distancing.
“Right now, there are not enough people out there who are taking this seriously,” he said.