Former Pres. Obama Gives Advice On Beating Coronavirus

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share some advice on how to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

As the ongoing pandemic continues to plague the world, the 44th president told his 115.4 million followers on the platform that social distancing works but more needs to be done.

Obama encouraged his successor, without mentioning him by name, to implement a rigorous “testing and monitoring” system.

“Social distancing bends the curve and relieves some pressure on our heroic medical professionals,” Obama tweeted. “But in order to shift off current policies, the key will be a robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide.”

In recent days on the platform, Obama encouraged first responders and supported a coronavirus relief proposal by former Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

“It’s World Health Day, and we owe a profound debt of gratitude to all our medical professionals,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“They’re still giving their all for us every day, at great risk to themselves, and we can’t thank them enough for their bravery and their service,” he added.

The former president also drew attention to Warren and her own plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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“As she often does, @SenWarren provides a cogent summary of how federal policymakers should be thinking about the pandemic in the coming months,” he said, sharing a Vox article detailing her proposal.