Reality star and social media influencer Kylie Jenner is speaking out at the request of Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who asked Jenner to reiterate the dangers of going out in public during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Jenner, 22, told her 166 million Instagram followers that it is important to remain indoors and away from people as the coronavirus wreaks havoc around the world.
Jenner, who said she hadn't left the house in nine days, said that she was spending her time with her daughter, putting together puzzles, and relaxing.
"I listened to the surgeon general this morning, and even though I've already been doing my daily reminders [do practice social distancing], he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys," she said.
Adams appeared on Thursday's "Good Morning America," where he implored popular influencers and celebrities to spread awareness of the importance of social distancing and self-quarantine.
"We are seeing new data from Italy that suggests that young people may be at a higher risk than what we previously thought," he warned during his appearance. "Think about your grandfather, think about your grandmother, think about the fact you're spreading disease that could ultimately be what kills them."
That same night, Jenner begged her followers, "Please stay inside, practice social distancing, self-quarantine. If you live with your parents, you don't want to go home and get your parents sick. You might have it and not even know and be affecting other people. It's serious, and the only way to slow this down is if we do this, because there's not a cure right now."
Jenner, who is very popular among millennials, added, "No one is immune to this. Millennials are not immune to this. New evidence actually shows that a large percentage of people in the hospital right now are young adults."
She concluded, "Staying at home is fun, guys! Tweet me what you've been doing."
New data has reported that at least 29% of the first 2,500 cases of COVID-19 in the United States were people ages 20-44 years. Of that number, at least 20% were required to be hospitalized, 12% of that number needed intensive care treatment, and 55% of all cases were under the age of 65.
(H/T: Daily Mail)