There’s no beating around the bush any more, folks: This coming week is going to be a rough one for the United States.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has now found itself firmly rooted in it’s new American epicenter, medical authorities around the nation are warning We The People that things could look fairly grim this week.
But the morbid reality of this is that we knew this was coming, and we’ve been preparing for it. It also means that, if we’ve been playing our cards right, this could be the peak of the trouble.
One doctor on the White House coronavirus task force is now imploring Americans not to go grocery shopping this week, believing that this could be a crucial mile marker on the road to victory.
Dr. Deborah Birx said Saturday that Americans should especially focus on social distancing guidelines in the next two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe,” she said.
Birx noted that Pennsylvania, Colorado, and the Washington, DC, metro area were starting to have an increasing number of cases.
Dr. Birx couldn’t stress this enough.
“We’re hoping and believing that if people mitigate strongly, the work that they did over the last two weeks will blunt that curve,” she said.
She pointed to really bad hotspots in New Jersey and New York, where cases of the virus and deaths were still going up.
“The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” she said.
If we lock it down fully this week, we have a chance to save an untold number of lives.