Politico reports:

G’MORNING. THE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS in the administration have taken their dire warnings about the coronavirus to a new level. They’ve started comparing the next two weeks to a widespread Sept. 11 or Pearl Harbor, and they’re warning against even going to the grocery store to get food and provisions.

— DR. DEBORAH BIRX, in yesterday’s briefing: “So the next two weeks are extraordinarily important, and that’s why I think you’ve heard from Dr. Fauci, from myself, from the president and the vice president, that this is the moment to do everything that you can on the presidential guidelines. This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store and not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe. That means everybody doing the six feet distancing, washing your hands.”

— SURGEON GENERAL JEROME ADAMS to CHUCK TODD on NBC’s “MEET THE PRESS”: “The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment. It’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives, and we really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part. Ninety percent of Americans are doing their part, even in the states where, where they haven’t had a shelter in place. But if you can’t give us 30 days, governors, give us, give us a week, give us what you can, so that we don’t overwhelm our healthcare systems over this next week. And then let’s reassess at that point. We want everyone to understand you’ve got to be Rosie The Riveter you’ve got to do your part.”

— ADAMS on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: “It’s going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. Only it’s not gonna be localized. It’s going to be happening all over the country.”

Better late than never, from an administration that regularly assured us that the coronavirus was no problem, was under control, was a Democratic hoax.

Here are the states that have not ordered their citizens to stay at home and avoid gatherings: Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

What will Trump say to the states that continue to refuse to require stay-at-home orders and that continue to allow people to congregate in bars, restaurants, churches, and other settings where the virus may be transmitted? Count on it: Nothing. The order of the day is: Do it yourself. If you want to wear a mask, that’s up to you. If you want to mingle with others who might have the disease, take your chances. We are at war but we have no commander-in-chief, and it is up to each person and family to decide whether to protect themselves and others. In ten states with Republican governors, no one is leading the fight to protect public health.