Surgeon General Urges Americans to Wear Masks So We Can Have Football

Do you want college football to take place in 2020? Well, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has a message for you. The Surgeon General was addressing preventive measures that can help slow the spread of COVID-19 when he urged Americans to wear masks if they want football to return this fall.

That is the kind of warning that will make anyone put on a mask.

“If you want the return of college football this year, wear a face covering,” Adams said, via TMZ Sports.

“Please, please, please wear a face covering when you go out in public. It is not an inconvenience, it is not a suppression of your freedom. It actually is a vehicle to achieve our goals. If you want to see North Carolina beat Duke in person this year, wear a face covering.”

States across the country have seen a massive uptick in new coronavirus cases as reopening has been taking place, so the concern that the second wave could be here sooner than expected is very real.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 128,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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