Anytime people get on social media or watch their local news, they hear people stressing the importance of social distancing while out in the public to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus.
That was the case when a top researcher at UPMC says social distancing is working, although this is no time to loosen up.
“What we’re doing is working,” says UPMC Dr. John Williams.
The Pittsburgh doctor kept stressing the importance of it to flatten the curve and somehow threw a shot at the Cincinnati Bengals to bring his point home.
“You know, when the Steelers are playing the Bengals in the divisional playoff and we have the Bengals down 21-7, that is not the time to let up. That is the time to keep blitzing every play. So, I think that’s where we are now. It’s just hard to know it will be time to start lessening restrictions.”
Dr. Williams also stated that local people following guidelines are keeping their local spread low compared to hot spots like New York and New Orleans.
“The rate of new cases is not really going up,” he says. “The rate of new cases is remaining pretty steady.”
“This is really important because it means what we’re doing right now is working. This means that our leaders in the health department, the mayor, governor, everybody — the social distancing we’re doing, we started doing it in time, and it’s working.”
“Right now we’re not seeing an exponential increase which unfortunately so many citizens around our country are.”
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