Tucker Carlson pushing back against coronavirus coverage from those who "have spent weeks minimizing what is clearly a very serious problem."
"'It's just partisan politics,' they say. 'Calm down. In the end this is just like the flu.'
Carlson: "It's definitely not just the flu" pic.twitter.com/h7N20Pi2Bd
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 10, 2020
Tucker Says Americans Should Take Coronavirus Seriously, Despite What U.S. Officials Say
“No doubt these people have good intentions as they say, this many of them anyway,” Carlson continued. “They may not know any better. Maybe they’re just not paying attention, or maybe they believe they’re serving some higher cause by shading reality. No one wants to be manipulated by a corrupt media establishment — and it is corrupt. And there’s an election coming up. Best not to say anything that might help the other side. We get it. “
“But they’re wrong,” Carlson warned. “The Chinese coronavirus is a major event… It’s definitely not just the flu.”
Carlson didn’t name names, but President Donald Trump addressed the coronavirus concern by tweeting stats about deaths from the flu last year.
“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu,” Trump tweeted. “It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Carlson Looks at Italy on Lockdown and Compares to U.S.
Carlson noted how the entire country of Italy is on lockdown to monitor the virus.
“That’s far worse than here,” Carlson said. “But the only difference likely is time.”
“Early evidence suggests it takes about six days for the number of coronavirus cases to double,” he said. “That trend holds here in the United States, it will be just a few weeks until we are where Italy is now.”
Powerful Tucker Carlson Monologue On The Right & Left's Failure to Combat The Coronavirus
"The Chinese Coronavirus is a major event, it will effect your life, and by the way it's definitely not just the flu." pic.twitter.com/OdvI2314XB
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 10, 2020
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‘It’s better to tell the truth’
“In a few months, if nothing stops the virus, there will be millions of cases here,” Carlson warned, adding that Americans should be “calm” but also shouldn’t be “complacent.”
“It’s better to tell the truth. That is always the surest sign of strength,” Carlson said. “As they level with us, our leaders ought to prepare the public for what may come next. If a recession is coming, we need to save money for the possible effect of that. If travel restrictions are coming, we should know that too.”
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