The current Surgeon General of the United States, Jerome Adams, has held the position since September of 2017. He was ridiculed earlier this month after he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Donald Trump is healthier than he is.
But now Adams, an anaesthesiologist by trade, is dealing with the current COVID-19 crisis. The Surgeon General was willing to admit to Good Morning America that he can use some help. During the interview, Adams said that he hopes Kylie Jenner would help him get the word out.
Adams told host Michael Strahan, “What I really think we need to do … (is) get our influencers, Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, we need to get Kylie Jenner, we need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that, look, this is serious. This is absolutely serious. People are dying.”
The Surgeon General also wanted young people to know that there is more risk to young people than originally thought. He continued, “We are seeing new data from Italy that suggests that young people may be at a higher risk than what we previously thought. Think about your grandfather, think about your grandmother, think about the fact you’re spreading disease that could ultimately be what kills them.”
To her credit, Jenner has already advised her fans to take the situation seriously. She tweeted on Tuesday, “i hope everyone is feeling well! it’s so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren’t endangering ourselves or anyone who can’t handle this virus.”
i hope everyone is feeling well! it’s so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren’t endangering ourselves or anyone who can’t handle this virus 🤍
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) March 18, 2020