A US Surgeon General is leaning on his faith to help him face the country’s health crisis. He believes salvation is at the end of this pandemic.
In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Dr. Jerome Adams points to Jesus and his faith. During Holy Week, he told CBN that he doesn’t think “it’s a coincidence that this is happening this time.”
The member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said, “During this week we celebrate the ultimate sacrifice that was made for us. God sent his only Son to die for us, and it was sad initially but then we saw salvation at the end of it.”
“It is very sad this week when we’re seeing record numbers of people dying all across the country. People are sacrificing by staying at home. But the salvation at the end is that we are starting to flatten the curve,” he said. “So I would tell the people to stay the course.”
Moreover, Adams reinforced the mitigation efforts of staying at home and following the guidelines to stop the spread of disease. He said that even though every place will have different curves, he is optimistic because they already know how to flatten the curve. The surgeon general sees the progress of other countries in containing the disease as indication that America will also do well.
Request of a Surgeon General
Dr. Adams gave advice to families who are having a hard time with the quarantine.
“I would tell them to pray for each other. I would tell them to look for their neighbors. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disengagement,” he said.
He then asked the viewers for prayers for all front liners in their fight against the disease.
“Please pray for the public healthcare workers and for the public servants,” he requested. “Please pray for the grocery store workers and the delivery people out there, who are actually putting their lives on the line and sacrificing so that you can stay at home, so that you can be healthy.”
Reference: CBN News