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Surgeon General: Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans Facing 'Worse Week'

By    |   Friday, 27 March 2020 03:44 PM EDT

Coronavirus hotspots such as Detroit, Chicago, and New Orleans will "have a worse week than what they had this week," but the spread of the disease in New York may start to come down, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Friday. 

"The virus and the local community are going to determine the timeline," Adams told CBC News. "It's not going to be us from Washington, D.C. People need to follow their data, they need to make the right decisions based on what their data is telling them...everyone's curve is going to look different."

Meanwhile, the spread of coronavirus may slow somewhat in New York, because  "they've been aggressive about their mitigation efforts," Adams said. 

He also said there has been increased testing nationwide, with the numbers approaching one million. 

"We're trying to give people the data so that they can make informed decisions about where they are on their timeline and what they should be doing," said Adams. 

He also addressed the question over whether there are enough ventilators to supply everyone who could need one, and said many projections are based on worst-case scenarios. 

"I heard a reporter yelling at (trade advisor) Peter Navarro yesterday, where is a million ventilators," said Adams. "That would mean one in three in this country was on a ventilator at once. There's nowhere in the world where we've seen that type of spread of coronavirus, not even close. Some of the projections are way off. We're leaning into supply. I was on a meeting with the American Society of Anesthesiologists last week and they identified 75,000 ventilators in communities right now."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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Coronavirus hotspots such as Detroit, Chicago, and New Orleans will "have a worse week than what they had this week," but the spread of the disease in New York may start to come down, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Friday. 
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