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Federal officials on Tuesday urged America’s young people to stay away from bars and restaurants — or risk fueling the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re asking every single American, no matter what your generation — from Z and up to X, and millennials in between — to really ensure that you’re following these guidelines,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, President Trump’s coronavirus response coordinator.
“We hear every night of people who are not in work, moving that time into bars and other areas of large gatherings. If we continue with that process, we will fail at containing this virus.”
Birx warned during a White House briefing that symptoms of the deadly disease don’t always show up in younger people, who could unknowingly spread the illness by continuing to congregate in public.
With older Americans advised to stay at home to avoid getting sick, Birx said, “We’re asking the younger generations to support them in social contacting through videos and other Skype type functions, or just the simple telephone.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said young people shouldn’t “get the attitude, ‘Well, I’m young, I’m invulnerable.’”
“When I was young, a long time ago, I felt that I was invulnerable, the way I think many of us feel we’re invulnerable,” he said.
“However, what you might inadvertently do, and I know you don’t want to do that — you don’t want to put your loved ones at risk, particularly the ones who are elderly and the ones who have compromised conditions.”
Fauci added, “We can’t do this without the young people cooperating. Please cooperate with us. Thank you.”
On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered New York City’s bars and restaurants shut down, except for takeout and delivery orders.
The move followed similar measures imposed in Ohio, Washington, DC, and much of Western Europe.
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