Health Editor’s Note: Why does the Trump administration and Trump for that matter, continue to ignore causes of the intense and increasing spread of coronavirus? Lack of physical distancing, masks not required, are two of the methods approved by the current administration. Ask yourself why? It would seem that Trump does not care about the health and well being of the American public. His surgeon general echoes Trump’s insane belief that this coronavirus pandemic, which is again ramping up in the U.S., is of no great concern….politics as usual and damn the pandemic and for that matter damn the American people. Trump, shame on you for being so blatant in your medical ignorance……Carol
The surgeon general refused to give a yes or no answer when asked if he would advise people to attend large gatherings for the 4th of July
by Samantha Grindell/Insider
Jerome Adams, the United States surgeon general, refused to give a yes or no answer when asked if he would advise people to attend large gatherings over the 4th of July weekend.
Adams appeared on the “Today” show with Craig Melvin on Friday to discuss the safety of attending Independence Day celebrations.
At the beginning of the segment, Melvin pointed out that President Donald Trump is hosting and appearing at two large events in honor of the 4th of July: a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on Friday and a gathering at the National Mall where he will give a speech on Saturday.
Masks will not be required at either event, and social distancing won’t be enforced at the gathering at Mount Rushmore.
During the interview, Melvin asked Adams, “If a loved one came to you, Dr. Adams, and asked, ‘Should I go to those events,’ what would you advise?”
Rather than answering the question directly, Adams instead listed risk factors for the coronavirus, such as pre-existing conditions or advanced age. Melvin then interrupted Adams, urging him to directly answer whether or not he would advise someone to go to a large gathering or not.