JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi State Auditor Shad White reinforced Governor Tate Reeves shelter-in-place order in a video he posted to Facebook.
In the video, White directed his statements to the Millennial generation and Generation Z.
“In particular, I wanted to talk to folks in my generation: the Millenial generation and anybody younger,” White said.
“What this means for you is [to] ‘stay home.’ Sometimes, people my age, younger folks, we convince ourselves that we are indestructible. I promise you, you are not indestructible.”
Research has shown that older people are not the only ones affected by COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organizations’ emergency chief, Dr. Mike Ryan, as much as 10% to 15% of people under 50 have moderate to severe infections of the virus.
White encourages the younger generation to help prevent the spread of the virus by simply staying home.