Fox News host Pete Hegseth has some great advice for people who care more about opening restaurants than staying alive.
Appearing from the safety of his own home, Hegseth told viewers:
"Now that we are learning more, herd immunity is our friend. Healthy people getting out there—they are going to have to have some courage!"
Fox News' Pete Hegseth calls for people to go out and get infected by coronavirus: "Now that we are learning more,… https://t.co/20DegEKAeE— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1588868262.0
Twitter was a little less than inspired by Hegseth's call for others to go out and die.
Why is Pete Hegseth advocating for people to get infected with coronavirus while he broadcasts from a home camera,… https://t.co/rpNHs4tKVJ— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1588872604.0
It seemed like there were more than a couple reasons to ignore Hegseth's advice.
@kylegriffin1 https://t.co/F1FbR2CJxd— Parker Molloy (@Parker Molloy) 1588873585.0
This is how you do proper product placement 😂 @PeteHegseth https://t.co/B3Z8e3IshM— Amanda Burkhardt (@Amanda Burkhardt) 1588867687.0
What Hegseth fails to mention is that the process of a population developing herd immunity would involve millions of avoidable deaths.
Fox News host Pete Hegseth is urging viewers to go out and get infected with coronavirus. https://t.co/HGSeAQSZrf— Will Sommer (@Will Sommer) 1588873693.0
To so many people, it seems the health of the stock market is more important than real people's lives.
Another millionaire wants you to die for his stock portfolio: Fox News' Pete Hegseth Says Healthy People Need 'Cour… https://t.co/lfrYjRUpgz— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1588871115.0
I wouldn't be too fast to take medical advice from Pete Hegseth, though — Hegseth has claimed in the past that "ger… https://t.co/MlBul8pXEr— Will Sommer (@Will Sommer) 1588874069.0
‘Fox News Host Calls on ‘Healthy People’ to ‘Have Some Courage’ and Get Infected With Coronavirus’ Pete Hegseth wa… https://t.co/sNeBdqvpqQ— RynheartTheReluctant (@RynheartTheReluctant) 1588890019.0
If Hegseth is so eager for Americans to risk their lives and the lives of their families, he should probably set an example.
@MollyJongFast Ok Dr. @PeteHegseth you and your family go first and get back to us. In the meantime we'll… https://t.co/n40CLOqv2R— One Love (@One Love) 1588871910.0
@businessinsider stupid. herd immunity is when something like 70% of people have the antibodies. we're at 2%. this… https://t.co/IlJymQUvjL— tim mullaney (@tim mullaney) 1588884937.0
It's more important than ever to listen to the advice of medical professionals rather than political media personalities.
@thedailybeast Disgusting and irresponsible. People, please listen to your DOCTOR.— L.P (@L.P) 1588873572.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/Tf4coXOIT1— Jennifer #VeteransAgainstTrump (@Jennifer #VeteransAgainstTrump) 1588901575.0
@thedailybeast "Herd immunity is our friend" is the new "Work will set you free"— OzarksAngel (@OzarksAngel) 1588902070.0
Surely many will be eager to die now that Pete Hegseth has asked them too!
No matter what various Fox News hosts advise, Americans would probably do best to follow the guidelines of the CDC and keep themselves safe.
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