Surgeon General Warns African Americans ‘Are at a Higher Risk’ for Coronavirus

The Surgeon General has said African Americans are at a greater risk for Covid-19. Jerome Adams warned that everyone needed to help slow the spread of the disease.

Adams told CBS This Morning that testing was still a major issue. The Trump administration has responded poorly to criticize about testing this week.

“Testing is a concern,” the Surgeon General said.

“We’re going to be at 2 million tests this week and it’s rapidly ramping up with the commercial industry coming on board. We’re also seeing more people doing antibody testing.”

Adams said he had spoken with the administration’s testing czar.

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