Roommates, in a time of crisis, America’s top doctor has an unconventional solution to getting the younger generation to understand just how serious the coronavirus pandemic is. He says we need to rely on social media influencers like Kylie Jenner.
While speaking on Good Morning America, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said this is the perfect time to utilize influencers and celebrities, like Kylie Jenner and Kevin Durant, to shed light on the impact of the coronavirus.
“We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious. People are dying,” Adams said.
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on millennials and the coronavirus: “We need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look this is serious.” https://t.co/M1e2wFmU6F pic.twitter.com/FNjZB12mKK
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 19, 2020
He says influencers are a vital tool in getting the message across to younger people because he knows from his own kids that “the more I tell them not to do something, the more they want to do it.”
He also expressed concerns that the younger generation is more likely to ignore the quarantine and social distancing warnings, despite being the most vulnerable to contracting and spreading the virus.
“We are seeing new data from Italy that suggests that young people may be at higher risk than what we previously thought,” he said. “But think about your grandfather, think about your grandmother, think about the fact that you’re spreading a disease that could ultimately be what kills them.”
Omg it is older Gen Zs and younger millennials. I am a millennial and every single millenial i know is on board and ontop of social distancing. Why not just say we need the 16-30 yr olds to pay attention….?
— Lalasiguanaba (@lalasiguanaba) March 19, 2020
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