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Best Practices to Prevent Spread and Infection from Coronavirus: Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Hugh Hewitt invites Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to discuss the best practices to prevent infection from the coronavirus. They also discuss the latest in coronavirus testing developments.

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Hugh Hewitt: An Aggressive Posture Against Coronavirus

As we look at the coronavirus today, we do well to remember that serial under-response was the tragic story of U.S. and global reaction to the mislabeled Spanish flu of 1918. That pandemic claimed at least 675,000 lives in the United States and as many as 100 million around the world. The best guess of where it originated was—of all places—rural Kansas.

There’s no worse strategy than secrecy for safeguarding the public from a pandemic. It’s true that panic is a threat, but secrecy and innuendo fuel panic. Already, the U.S. government is behind the curve despite Trump’s demands that it get and remain ahead of coronavirus worries.

The appointment of Vice President Pence to lead is a very good development.

A virus can’t be killed with words, but panic can be steamrolled with information. Hopefully, Vice President Pence and the entire task force won’t settle for business as usual, because this isn’t a usual flu.

Better to be accused of overreaction today than convicted later of indifference.

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David Davenport: Coronavirus and the National Debt

What do coronavirus and the national debt have in common?  The answer is China.  Due in part to secrecy and poor management in China, suddenly the world confronts a major pandemic.  We’re reminded how interconnected our world is and how vulnerable we are to China.

Perhaps this is a reason to take the national debt more seriously.  China owns approximately 5 percent of our debt and some surprise there could have a major economic effect on the US.  It could be the next housing bubble and we are woefully unprepared.

A recent report by the Congressional Budget Office says our debt will equal 98% of the nation’s total economic output by 2030.  President Trump promised to eliminate the deficit in 8 years but what we’ve seen is a nearly 50 percent increase.

Let’s tell Washington to take the debt seriously and beware a bad surprise.

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