Kylie Jenner gives coronavirus advice to fans after Surgeon General begs for her help – The Sun

KYLIE Jenner urged her fans to stay home to halt the spread of the coronavirus after the Surgeon General begged influencers like Kylie and Kevin Durant for help.

Dr. Jerome Adams' plea came as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to climb, with officials urging everyone that can to stay home to help limit the pandemic from spreading.

He noted that his own kids – who are 14 and 15 – want to do things the more they are told not to, and that young people are still going out despite desperate pleas from officials to stay home and halt virus spread."What I really think we need to do… is get out influencers, Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell," Adams told Good Morning America yesterday.

"We need to get Kylie Jenner, we need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look: This is serious.

"This is absolutely serious. People are dying," he added.

The 22-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star answered his call and took to Instagram last night.

She said: "Hey guys. Happy self quarantine! I know I’ve already been doing my daily reminders about how important it is right now to practice social distancing and self quarantine.

"I’m going on my ninth day. The coronavirus is a real thing.

"I listened to the Surgeon General this morning and even though I’ve already been doing my daily reminders, he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys so you can see me and hear me.”

Kylie pointed out that young people could spread the virus without showing signs of it themselves.

She said: "If you live with your parents, you don’t want to go home and get your parents sick.

"You might have it and not even know and be infecting other people. It’s serious, and the only way that we’re going to slow this down is if we do this because there is not a cure right now.”

“Nobody is immune to this. Millennials are not immune to this. New evidence actually shows that a large percentage in the hospital right now are young adults."

His plea for influencer Jenner and NBA stars Durant and Mitchell – who both have tested positive for COVID-19 – came as the U.S. confirmed more than 9,400 cases in the U.S. with 150 deaths.

Although older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are those that appear the most at-risk from severe illness if they contract COVID-19, health officials have warned that younger people may show only mild symptoms or be asymptomatic if they contract the virus.

Although they themselves may not become severely ill, people can be "silent carriers," who may pass the illness to someone else who is at high risk if they fall sick with the virus, according to the CDC.

"But think about your grandmother. Think about your grandfather," Adams urged.

"Think about the fact that you're spreading disease that could be what ultimately what kills them."

While many states have implemented laws closing down schools and limiting the number of people that can gather in one place, there is no federal regulation set.

"In America, a lot of our authority – most of our authority – lies at the state level," Adams said on GMA.

"And you've seen some states be really aggressive, you've seen other states not so much."

In Florida, younger college-age students are still on spring break trips.

They have said that even if they get coronavirus, that won't stop them from partying.

"If we all do that across the country, we can have our trajectory like China. Which actually last night, good news, reported no new domestic cases," he added.

"China is reassuring. China shows us if we do this, in six to eight weeks, we will hit our peak and start to come back down again," Adams said.

He also said on Good Morning America that a 15-day lockdown is not enough to halt virus spread.

Adams urged younger people to stay home and take precautions as weeks of isolation may be necessary to halt pandemic spread.

"We need people to understand right now that the two best things you can do to protect yourself and your community are good hygiene – hand washing – and social distancing.

"Stay off the beaches.

"We've got 300 million plus people in this country and little – little things that you do add up to big changes over time," he added.

Adams said if everyone acts like they – or people they interact with – are sick – then it can help halt virus spread.

"Whenever you're interacting with someone else, just imagine you have the virus, and act as if you wanna protect them, or as if they have the virus and you want to keep yourself from getting it," the Surgeon General urged.

Kylie Jenner already urged her followers on Tuesday to stay home and self-quarantine.

"i hope everyone is feeling well! it’s so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren’t endangering ourselves or anyone who can’t handle this virus," Jenner tweeted.

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