Surgeon General: Next Week Will Be Our 'Pearl Harbor And 9/11 Moments'

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told NBC's "Meet the Press" that next week's national coronavirus situation would be "our Pearl Harbor moment," adding "It's going to be our 9/11 moment."

Responding to a question on state-specific stay-at-home orders, Adams said "I talked to many of these governors, and here’s what I say to them. Here’s what I would say to them right now. The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment. It’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives, and we really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part."

Adams says that "Ninety percent of Americans are doing their part - even on those states where they haven't had a shelter-in-place." He then asked governors to give the Trump administration at least a week - if they can't give them 30-days, "so we don't overwhelm our health care systems over this next week," adding that they would reassess at that point.

"We want everyone to understand; you have to be Rosie the Riveter. You have to do your part."

Mask-gate...

Adams has also been backpedaling bigly on his February 29th recommendation to "STOP BUYING MASKS" - as he claimed they "are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus."

Wrong.

To cover his tracks, Adams told MSNBC "Here's what's changed. We now know that, uh, about 25% and some studies even more, of COVID-19 is transmitted when you are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic."

Except we've known about asymptomatic transmission since at least January; as we wrote on January 27th: "Incubation is asymptomatic, contagious, and can be as long as 14 days."

Meanwhile, several counties around the country are now mandating face coverings in public - and the CDC has considered recommending that people wear face masks all the time.

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