Surgeon General Jerome Adams stressed the importance of “social distancing” in the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in the United States.
At the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House on Saturday, Adams explained how the tactic could help prevent the most at-risk groups, older people and those with underlying conditions, from catching the disease.
“Social distancing and mitigation — they're not to protect the 30 year old or the 20 year old from getting coronavirus. They're to protect your nana. They're to protect your granddaddy. They're to protect the people you love in your lives — and we need your help,” he said.