The White House is urging the public to limit trips to the grocery store for the next few weeks as the Coronavirus is expected to hit the hardest.
Dr. Deborah Birx spoke during a news conference with Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Vice President Mike Pence, adding that limited trips to the grocery store and pharmacy could help reduce the number of infected people, especially in New York and Washington. She pleaded for the public to only make these trips if they are absolutely essential.
“The next two weeks are extraordinarily important, Birx said. “This is the moment to do everything that you can on the president’s guidelines. This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store and not be going to the pharmacy – but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe.”
The US already has over 312,000 confirmed cases, with over 8,000 deaths. This figure is expected to significantly increase in the next two weeks. Donald Trump also warned that the worst is still to come.
“This will probably be the toughest week – between this week and next week,” Trump said. “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately…there will be death,” he warned