Video: VP Pence Stresses 'Do Not Be Afraid, Be Vigilant'
Originally published by: NBC News — March 19, 2020
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During the Q&A portion of a White House press conference on March 19, 2020, Vice President Pence was asked what he would say to Americans right now who may be scared about COVID-19. In the video below you can watch his response. He tells Americans, “Do not be afraid, be vigilant.” He then goes on to succinctly explain the low threat COVID-19 poses to the average American, but that due it’s highly infectious nature and the threat it poses to the elderly population, containment, limited social interaction and quarantine are important and effective strategies.