GOP lawmaker ignores health warnings around coronavirus and tells Americans ‘it’s a great time to go out’
- Lawmakers continued to suggest it was safe to patronize public areas amid the increase in coronavirus cases in the US.
- “One of the things you can do, if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out and go to a local restaurant,” Nunes said to Fox Business. “Likely, you can get in easily.”
- Other lawmakers faced backlash for portraying themselves in crowded places, despite the health warnings.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated there were over 3,000 coronavirus cases and at least 60 deaths, a dramatic increase as health officials advised people to conduct “social distancing” and to avoid public areas.
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Lawmakers on Sunday continued to suggest it was safe to patronize public areas amid the increase in coronavirus cases in the US. The statements came as National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, explicitly expressed a desire to see a “dramatic diminution of the personal interaction.”
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California cited concerns with local businesses not being able to weather the decrease in sales due to lower customer turnout amid the public health warnings.
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