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Alex Berenson: Trump Saying "Don't Be Afraid" Of COVID Could Be Most Presidential Thing He's Said


Author Alex Berenson said Monday on FOX News that President Trump is correct to tell Americans not to be "afraid" of the coronavirus.

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!" Trump said Monday as he left the hospital. "Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"

BERENSON: Sweden is essentially back to normal and you can see that the other European countries are following Sweden, essentially that France and Spain despite having large spikes in positive tests, are not going for national lockdowns. There is some arguments over partial lockdowns in certain cities, including Madrid, but there is not a full national lockdown.
I want to say something about the President said don't be afraid of COVID and don't let it dominate your life…That might be the most presidential thing this president has ever said because he is not saying don't be afraid of COVID, he saying don't be afraid of one another. This is a respiratory virus, it spreads between people and the only way to make it go away permanently is to lock us all away permanently. That can’t happen, that's not compatible with life. Something I will never forget is walking around Times Square in six months ago, about six months ago, and walking around New York City and it was deserted. It was if a neutron bomb had gone off. Six months ago, and even then that response didn't make sense but we are six months on and we know. If you believe the WHO and 750 million people have been infected with this, that means 199 out of a thousand people will live after getting the coronavirus. If you believe the CDC numbers, it might be 997 maybe it’s 996 out of a thousand. It's a tiny death rate. We have sacrificed our kids and sacrificed our society and Donald Trump walked out of the hospital today and said what needed to be said we have to stop being so afraid of this. This country, we put people on the moon, the first manned flight in 1903, what happened to us that this rather dismal virus has scared everyone to death. I do not understand it, and we have to get out of this.
CARLSON: Because there is no answer for death in a society like ours. But I also think people should remember you cannot live cut off from other people and some of us don't want to. You can't live a life cut off from other people, it doesn't work.
BERENSON: People can vote for Donald Trump or Joe Biden for all kinds of reasons but Joe Biden has barely gotten out of his house and Donald Trump has lived. He took a chance and he got caught but guess what? It's not that dangerous and it looks like it's going to be fine. Even though he's a 74-year-old man who is mildly overweight so that's a lesson we need to take care, we need to live.
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