Sen. Tom Cotton, a man beloved by folks on the right for his brutal honesty and America first values, recently gave a warning that the federal government needs to exercise caution or else risk making the coronavirus pandemic even worse than it already is, which is pretty darn bad.
Cotton made an appearance on “Fox & Friends” with host Steve Doocy, where he stated that while he’d love to see America up and running again by Easter as the president has suggested, he feels a “relaxing of some of the restrictions on public activities” could lead to a “resurgence of the pandemic.”
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“Ultimately, this is going to be a multifaceted response,” he stated. “It’s going to require more testing and more personal protective equipment for our doctors and our nurses, making sure that none of our hospitals – whether it’s in rural Arkansas or in New York City – are overwhelmed not just by coronavirus cases but by other cases needing intensive care, and then also taking [an] assessment of conditions on a regional or even local basis.”
Trump argued during a Fox News town hall Tuesday he doesn’t want “to turn the country off” and see a continued economic downfall from the pandemic. He also said he worries the U.S. will see “suicides by the thousands” if coronavirus devastates the economy.Trending:
“We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don’t turn the country off,” Trump said.
“Now, remember, the president didn’t ‘shut down the country,'” Cotton remarked. “These are decisions that are being made by governors and by mayors at the local and state level based on conditions in their state.”
Cotton said that whenever America gets going again it will be in places that haven’t been ravaged by the virus or at least have the spread of the virus successfully contained.
“So, you won’t just see a single nationwide set of conditions,” he told Doocy. “I think you see it down to the local and state level as the president and the federal government works with our governors and our mayors.”
Cotton is right. If we ease up on restrictions too soon, we’ll end up with a resurgence of this awful illness and wind up right back where we started. We just need to put up with the craziness and discomfort for awhile longer and get this knocked out the first try so we don’t have to do this over again.
Our nation couldn’t handle another wave of this illness, so let’s take every measure necessary to put the coronavirus in check.