Surgeon General Jerome Adams Is Begging For Kylie Jenner's Help to Stop The Spread of Coronavirus

Surgeon General Jerome Adams called out social media influencer Kylie Jenner for her assistance during his segment on ABC's Good Morning America. Jenner's influence could reach younger generation who feel they are not in danger of the coronavirus outbreak.

"We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious." said Adams. "People are dying,"

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on millennials and the coronavirus: “We need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look this is serious.” https://t.co/M1e2wFmU6F pic.twitter.com/FNjZB12mKK

— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 19, 2020

Adams understands the impulse driving people who just aren't paying attention. Mentioning his own children, who are 14 and 15 years old, he explained, "The more I tell them not to do something, the more they want to do it," per Page Six. But with someone like Kylie Jenner weighing in, Adams believes they may take the virus more seriously.

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Kylie Jenner arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019, in New York City. Getty/Karwai Tang

Prior to Adams beseeching Kylie Jenner for help, the makeup mogul and social media maven had already sent out her best wishes to everyone struggling and fearful during this trying time. "I hope everyone is feeling well!" Wrote Jenner. "It's so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren't endangering ourselves or anyone who can't handle this virus".

i hope everyone is feeling well! it’s so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren’t endangering ourselves or anyone who can’t handle this virus 🤍

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) March 18, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, Kylie's mother, Kris Jenner, took precautions just when fellow celebrities, such as Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, announced that they had tested positive for the virus. The 64-year-old reality star was tested herself for and the results came back negative, according to Entertainment Tonight.