US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams Ph.D., wants Kylie Jenner & social media influencers to participate in COVID-19 awareness.
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During his appearance on Good Morning America, the certified anesthesiologist wasn’t afraid to call upon some of the most influential names in pop culture to serve as catalysts for COVID-19 awareness as he stated to Super Bowl champion, Michael Strahan:
“What I really think we need to do … is get our influencers. We need to get Kylie Jenner, we need to get our social-media influencers out there in helping folks understand that, look, this is serious. This is absolutely serious. People are dying.”
US Surgeon General Adams then went on to name drop highly-popularized NBA players and who have tested positive for coronavirus despite being asymptomatic. Before ending his segment with a message to the negligent youth of the country, stating:
“Think about your grandmother, think about your grandfather. Think about the fact that you’re spreading disease, which could ultimately be what kills them.”
With the recent despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, Dr. Adams’ message is more necessary than ever in order to properly contain the virus that has now reached over 200,000 confirmed cases around the globe. And with popular social media personalities like Kylie Jenner reaching a following of over 166 million people, influencers have the opportunity to have major impact over how history will be made with this pandemic.
We shall see how things play out over the course of the next couple of weeks and how many will choose to use their platforms during these trying times. Check out US Surgeon General Jerome Adams’ full Good Morning America interview in the video provided below.