Obama felt the need to address the nation on Thursday regarding the deadly pathogen that has now been declared a pandemic. COVID-19 has made its way around the country in a very short time, even affecting A-List actors like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The president himself has been exposed to the virus after having partied in Florida with the president of Brazil, who is currently awaiting his test results.
Obama felt the need to tweet the following message about the pathogen:
If you’re wondering whether it’s an overreaction to cancel large gatherings and public events (and I love basketball), here’s a useful primer as to why these measures can slow the spread of the virus and save lives. We have to look out for each other. https://t.co/Ld7Uc8sPTQ
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 12, 2020
If you’re wondering whether it’s an overreaction to cancel large gatherings and public events (and I love basketball), here’s a useful primer as to why these measures can slow the spread of the virus and save lives. We have to look out for each other.
While the chart will certainly go over most Americans’ heads, at least the educated ones can take the knowledge and make better decisions than Trump has made. According to The Wall Street Journal:
The threat of a rapidly spreading new coronavirus became more real to Americans on Thursday, as state and local officials banned large public gatherings, Broadway went dark, and sports leagues suspended competitions in dizzying succession.
The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has risen to more than 1,300, with at least 38 deaths, as testing availability isn’t meeting demand and capabilities differ in each state.
People reading Obama’s tweet left messages of love and adoration for the beloved former president. They agree that the president and others in charge have to take control of the situation before it gets too out of hand.
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