America’s top doctor called on an unexpected hero to help save the nation from Chinese virus — Kylie Jenner.
“What I really think we need to do [is] get our influencers,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on “Good Morning America,” naming the 22-year-old “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star as well as infected basketball stars Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell.
“We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious. People are dying,” Adams told the ABC show.
He said they were needed to get the message across because he knows from his own kids — ages 14 and 15 — that “the more I tell them not to do something, the more they want to do it.”
He said the younger generation were more likely to ignore the quarantine — and are also known to be at risk of both getting sick and spreading COVID-19 to those most vulnerable.
“We are seeing new data from Italy that suggests that young people may be at higher risk than what we previously thought,” he said.
“But think about your grandfather, think about your grandmother, think about the fact you’re spreading disease that could ultimately be what kills them,” he told the morning show.