Trump warns parts of nation to brace for coronavirus ‘peak’; surgeon general says this week will ‘be our Pearl Harbor moment’
President Trump and his advisers said during Sunday’s White House briefing that parts of the country are nearing a peak in cases of the novel coronavirus, suggesting the hard weeks ahead could foretell the turning of a corner. “We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel,” Trump claimed at a White House briefing. This came just hours after U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams warned that the coming week could be a national catastrophe comparable to Pearl Harbor or the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Covid-19 deaths countrywide have pushed past 9,500, but experts say the true count is certainly higher.