Tucker: Coronavirus pandemic response will require balance

Tucker: Coronavirus pandemic response will require balance


AND MOST PEOPLE RECOVER.
BILL HEMMER, THANK YOU FOR THAT BILL HEMMER, THANK YOU FOR THAT
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.
THERE IS SO MUCH DISINFORMATION THERE IS SO MUCH DISINFORMATION
GOING AT THIS MOMENT ON YOUR GOING AT THIS MOMENT ON YOUR
TEXT, WE CERTAINLY ARE. TEXT, WE CERTAINLY ARE.
WE HAVEN’T FACED A MEDICAL WE HAVEN’T FACED A MEDICAL
CRISIS LIKE THIS IN LIVING CRISIS LIKE THIS IN LIVING
MEMORY. MEMORY.
WE KNOW CORONAVIRUS CONSTITUTES WE KNOW CORONAVIRUS CONSTITUTES
A MAJOR THREAT TO THE COUNTRY, A MAJOR THREAT TO THE COUNTRY,
BUT WHAT WE REALLY DON’T HAVE A BUT WHAT WE REALLY DON’T HAVE A
CLEAR PICTURE OF RIGHT NOW IS CLEAR PICTURE OF RIGHT NOW IS
WHAT’S COMING NEXT. WHAT’S COMING NEXT.
WE SPENT THE WEEKEND TALKING TO WE SPENT THE WEEKEND TALKING TO
SOME OF THE SMARTEST PEOPLE WE SOME OF THE SMARTEST PEOPLE WE
KNOW IN MEDICINE, IN BUSINESS, KNOW IN MEDICINE, IN BUSINESS,
AND IN POLITICS. AND IN POLITICS.
EVERYONE HAD STRONG OPINIONS EVERYONE HAD STRONG OPINIONS
NEEDLESS TO SAY BUT WHAT WAS NEEDLESS TO SAY BUT WHAT WAS
STRIKING WAS THERE WAS NO CLEAR STRIKING WAS THERE WAS NO CLEAR
CONSENSUS ON HOW THE COUNTRY CONSENSUS ON HOW THE COUNTRY
SHOULD RESPOND TO THIS. SHOULD RESPOND TO THIS.
ALL DECENT INFORMED PEOPLE BUT ALL DECENT INFORMED PEOPLE BUT
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT POINTS OF COMPLETELY DIFFERENT POINTS OF
VIEW. VIEW.
THAT SHOULD NOT SURPRISE YOU. THAT SHOULD NOT SURPRISE YOU.
PEOPLE OF GOOD FAITH ARE WORKING PEOPLE OF GOOD FAITH ARE WORKING
TOWARD A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TOWARD A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT
GOALS TONIGHT WHICH AT TIMES GOALS TONIGHT WHICH AT TIMES
COLLIDE WITH ONE ANOTHER. COLLIDE WITH ONE ANOTHER.
A FIRST OBLIGATION EVERYONE A FIRST OBLIGATION EVERYONE
AGREES IS TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE AGREES IS TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE
SAFE. SAFE.
WE CAN PREVENT AMERICANS FROM WE CAN PREVENT AMERICANS FROM
GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS, WE GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS, WE
SHOULD DO THAT. SHOULD DO THAT.
AT THE SAME TIME, WE NEED TO UP AT THE SAME TIME, WE NEED TO UP
PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND IT IS PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND IT IS
NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT
WALL STREET CARES ABOUT TO BE WALL STREET CARES ABOUT TO BE
TOTALLY CLEAR. TOTALLY CLEAR.
ECONOMIC DECLINE FOR EVERYONE ECONOMIC DECLINE FOR EVERYONE
ESPECIALLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ESPECIALLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
ECONOMY. ECONOMY.
IT’S A LEGITIMATE HUMAN CONCERN, IT’S A LEGITIMATE HUMAN CONCERN,
NOT JUST FINANCIAL, IT’S ABOUT NOT JUST FINANCIAL, IT’S ABOUT
FAMILIES. FAMILIES.
HERE IS THE PROBLEM, WE HAVE TWO HERE IS THE PROBLEM, WE HAVE TWO
IMPERATIVES AND THEY OFTEN IMPERATIVES AND THEY OFTEN
CONFLICT SO IF YOU ASK AN CONFLICT SO IF YOU ASK AN
EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHAT WE OUGHT TO EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHAT WE OUGHT TO
DO NEXT, THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE, DO NEXT, THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE,
SHUT IT DOWN, CLOSE EVERY PUBLIC SHUT IT DOWN, CLOSE EVERY PUBLIC
SPACE UNTIL THE VIRUS PASSES. SPACE UNTIL THE VIRUS PASSES.
HOSPITALS WOULD GET A PASS, OF HOSPITALS WOULD GET A PASS, OF
COURSE BUT RESTAURANTS AND BARS, COURSE BUT RESTAURANTS AND BARS,
HOTELS, MOVIE THEATERS, HOTELS, MOVIE THEATERS,
AIRLINES, EVERYTHING. AIRLINES, EVERYTHING.
FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT, FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT,
THAT MAKES SENSE BUT WHAT WOULD THAT MAKES SENSE BUT WHAT WOULD
BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOING BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOING
THAT? THAT?
’S MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF ’S MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS, PEOPLE WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS,
SOME OF THEM FOR GOOD. SOME OF THEM FOR GOOD.
WE WOULD ENTER A SEVERE WE WOULD ENTER A SEVERE
RECESSION WITH MASS UNEMPLOYMENT RECESSION WITH MASS UNEMPLOYMENT
AND IT COULD GET WORSE FROM AND IT COULD GET WORSE FROM
THERE. THERE.
IT’S NOT A JOKE, THAT COULD IT’S NOT A JOKE, THAT COULD
HAPPEN. HAPPEN.
WOULD SEE AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD SEE AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE
IN POVERTY IN MIDDLE AMERICA AND IN POVERTY IN MIDDLE AMERICA AND
THAT POSES ITS OWN KIND OF THAT POSES ITS OWN KIND OF
PUBLIC HEALTH RISK. PUBLIC HEALTH RISK.
FOUR COUNTRIES ARE NEVER HEALTHY FOUR COUNTRIES ARE NEVER HEALTHY
COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES.
YOU WANT GREAT HEALTH CARE, YOU WANT GREAT HEALTH CARE,
YOU’VE GOT TO PAY FOR IT AND YOU YOU’VE GOT TO PAY FOR IT AND YOU
HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO DO SO. HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO DO SO.
YOU SEE THE PROBLEM, RESPONDING YOU SEE THE PROBLEM, RESPONDING
TO THIS EPIDEMIC REQUIRES TO THIS EPIDEMIC REQUIRES
BALANCE. BALANCE.
IS A COMPLEX QUESTION AND THE IS A COMPLEX QUESTION AND THE
DEEPER INTO WHAT YOU DIG THE DEEPER INTO WHAT YOU DIG THE
MORE CONVINCED OF THAT YOU WILL MORE CONVINCED OF THAT YOU WILL
BECOME. BECOME.
THE ANSWERS ARE NOT OBVIOUS. THE ANSWERS ARE NOT OBVIOUS.
DON’T LET ANYONE LIE TO YOU DON’T LET ANYONE LIE TO YOU
ABOUT THAT AND OF COURSE THEY ABOUT THAT AND OF COURSE THEY
ARE. ARE.
YOU’LL HEAR PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE YOU’LL HEAR PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE
A SIMPLE ANSWER THAT WILL FIX A SIMPLE ANSWER THAT WILL FIX
EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.
ONLY FOOLS PRETEND THEY CAN SEE ONLY FOOLS PRETEND THEY CAN SEE
THE FUTURE. THE FUTURE.
WISE PEOPLE ADMIT UNCERTAINTY. WISE PEOPLE ADMIT UNCERTAINTY.
THAT IS THE HALLMARK OF WISDOM. THAT IS THE HALLMARK OF WISDOM.
TONIGHT, HERE’S WHAT WE DO KNOW. TONIGHT, HERE’S WHAT WE DO KNOW.
FIRST, WE ARE ONLY AT THE FIRST, WE ARE ONLY AT THE
BEGINNING OF ALL OF THIS WE ARE BEGINNING OF ALL OF THIS WE ARE
PRETTY CERTAIN OF THAT. PRETTY CERTAIN OF THAT.
DR. ANTHONY KATHERINE JOHNSON DR. ANTHONY KATHERINE JOHNSON
SAID AS MUCH OVER THE WEEKEND. SAID AS MUCH OVER THE WEEKEND.
>>AS I’VE SAID MANY TIMES AND I>>AS I’VE SAID MANY TIMES AND I
WILL REPEAT IT, THE WORST IS YET WILL REPEAT IT, THE WORST IS YET
AHEAD FOR US. AHEAD FOR US.
IT IS HOW WE RESPOND TO THAT IT IS HOW WE RESPOND TO THAT
CHALLENGE THAT IS GOING TO CHALLENGE THAT IS GOING TO
DETERMINE WHAT THE ULTIMATE DETERMINE WHAT THE ULTIMATE
END POINT IS GOING TO BE. END POINT IS GOING TO BE.
>>Tucker: SHUTDOWNS AND>>Tucker: SHUTDOWNS AND
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WHICH ARE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WHICH ARE
INCREASINGLY IN PLACE WILL HELP INCREASINGLY IN PLACE WILL HELP
SLOW THE SPREAD BUT THEY ARE NOT SLOW THE SPREAD BUT THEY ARE NOT
ENOUGH, NOT A BIG ENOUGH ENOUGH, NOT A BIG ENOUGH
RESPONSE FOR WHAT’S COMING. RESPONSE FOR WHAT’S COMING.
THE NEW YORK THE NEW YORK
GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO MUSTERING GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO MUSTERING
THE MILITARY TO FIGHT THE VIRUS. THE MILITARY TO FIGHT THE VIRUS.
>>THE COMING CRISIS IS>>THE COMING CRISIS IS
OVERWHELMING OUR HEALTH CARE OVERWHELMING OUR HEALTH CARE
SYSTEM. SYSTEM.
THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
NET CURVE IS A WAVE AND IT’S NET CURVE IS A WAVE AND IT’S
GOING TO BREAK ON THE HOSPITAL GOING TO BREAK ON THE HOSPITAL
SYSTEM. SYSTEM.
WE NEED ADDITIONAL BEDS AND WE WE NEED ADDITIONAL BEDS AND WE
NEED FROM THE ARMY CORPS OF NEED FROM THE ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS TO COME IN HERE AND ENGINEERS TO COME IN HERE AND
RETROFIT STATE BUILDINGS, RETROFIT STATE BUILDINGS,
DORMITORIES, ET CETERA, START DORMITORIES, ET CETERA, START
NOW. NOW.
BRING IN THAT ARMY CORPS OF BRING IN THAT ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS. ENGINEERS.
THIS IS WHAT THEY DO, THEY BUILD THIS IS WHAT THEY DO, THEY BUILD
BUILD. BUILD.
>>Tucker: AT A PRESS>>Tucker: AT A PRESS
CONFERENCE TODAY, SAID THE CONFERENCE TODAY, SAID THE
ADMINISTRATION IS STRONGLY ADMINISTRATION IS STRONGLY
CONSIDERING HIS REQUEST AND OF CONSIDERING HIS REQUEST AND OF
COURSE, OTHERWISE WE COULD USE COURSE, OTHERWISE WE COULD USE
THE MILITARY’S EXPERTISE AND THE MILITARY’S EXPERTISE AND
MANPOWER. MANPOWER.
THINGS GET BAD WE WILL NEED MORE THINGS GET BAD WE WILL NEED MORE
VENTILATORS THAN WE CURRENTLY VENTILATORS THAN WE CURRENTLY
HAVE. HAVE.
WE MAY NEED MORE BREATHING MASKS WE MAY NEED MORE BREATHING MASKS
TOO APPEARED IN ITALY, THE TOO APPEARED IN ITALY, THE
MILITARY HAS BEEN MOBILIZED IN MILITARY HAS BEEN MOBILIZED IN
AN EFFORT TO QUADRUPLE AN EFFORT TO QUADRUPLE
PRODUCTION AND THE VENTILATOR PRODUCTION AND THE VENTILATOR
MANUFACTURER. MANUFACTURER.
IN SOUTH KOREA, THE MILITARY IN SOUTH KOREA, THE MILITARY
ASSISTING IN MASS PRODUCTION. ASSISTING IN MASS PRODUCTION.
WE HAVE THE MOST SOPHISTICATED WE HAVE THE MOST SOPHISTICATED
ARMED FORCES ON EARTH AND THE ARMED FORCES ON EARTH AND THE
BEST FUNDED, NO DOUBT MANY OTHER BEST FUNDED, NO DOUBT MANY OTHER
WAYS I CAN HELP, THEY HELP SO WAYS I CAN HELP, THEY HELP SO
MANY OTHER NATIONS IN CRISIS AND MANY OTHER NATIONS IN CRISIS AND
THEY WANT TO, THEY ARE AMERICAN. THEY WANT TO, THEY ARE AMERICAN.
AND THEN THERE IS OUR SECOND AND THEN THERE IS OUR SECOND
PRIORITY, KEEPING OUR ECONOMY PRIORITY, KEEPING OUR ECONOMY
STABLE. STABLE.
ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS NOT THE SAME ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS NOT THE SAME
AS USING MONETARY POLICY TO PROP AS USING MONETARY POLICY TO PROP
UP THE STOCK MARKET. UP THE STOCK MARKET.
WASHINGTON HAS BECOME CONVINCED WASHINGTON HAS BECOME CONVINCED
THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS THE ONLY THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS THE ONLY
AVAILABLE INSTRUMENT FOR AVAILABLE INSTRUMENT FOR
MANAGING OUR ECONOMY. MANAGING OUR ECONOMY.
IS NOT ONLY UNIMAGINATIVE AND IS NOT ONLY UNIMAGINATIVE AND
SMALL MINDED, IT IS DANGEROUS. SMALL MINDED, IT IS DANGEROUS.
HOW MUCH CHEAP MONEY CAN WE HOW MUCH CHEAP MONEY CAN WE
PRINT BEFORE THE PUBLIC LOSES PRINT BEFORE THE PUBLIC LOSES
FAITH IN THE SYSTEM AND FAITH IN THE SYSTEM AND
INFLATION EXPLODES? INFLATION EXPLODES?
ECONOMIST FROM WASHINGTON SEEM ECONOMIST FROM WASHINGTON SEEM
TO THINK THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. TO THINK THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
WE CAN DO THIS FOREVER, BUT WE WE CAN DO THIS FOREVER, BUT WE
CAN’T AND THEY KNOW WE CAN’T ON CAN’T AND THEY KNOW WE CAN’T ON
SOME LEVEL. SOME LEVEL.
AT SOME POINT, WE WILL BECOME AT SOME POINT, WE WILL BECOME
ZIMBABWE AND YOU DON’T WANT ZIMBABWE AND YOU DON’T WANT
THAT. THAT.
IT’S MISSING THE POINT ANYWAY. IT’S MISSING THE POINT ANYWAY.
THE REAL IMPERATIVE IS SAVING THE REAL IMPERATIVE IS SAVING
JOBS. JOBS.
FOR GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS AND FOR GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS AND
ADMINISTRATORS AND CORPORATE HR ADMINISTRATORS AND CORPORATE HR
DIRECTORS, A MONTH OUT OF THE DIRECTORS, A MONTH OUT OF THE
OFFICE CONSTITUTES A VACATION OFFICE CONSTITUTES A VACATION
BUT FOR THE CLASSES BELOW, IT BUT FOR THE CLASSES BELOW, IT
COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A LONG COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A LONG
SPIRAL, A REAL ONE. SPIRAL, A REAL ONE.
OF WAITERS, BARTENDERS, RETAIL OF WAITERS, BARTENDERS, RETAIL
WORKERS, HUGE PARTS OF THE WORKERS, HUGE PARTS OF THE
SERVICE INDUSTRY ON WHICH WE ARE SERVICE INDUSTRY ON WHICH WE ARE
DEPENDENT COULD SEE THEIR INCOME DEPENDENT COULD SEE THEIR INCOME
DROPPED TO ZERO AND NOT COME DROPPED TO ZERO AND NOT COME
BACK. BACK.
THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC
ADVISORS JUST WARNED THAT A ADVISORS JUST WARNED THAT A
MILLION JOBS COULD VANISH IN THE MILLION JOBS COULD VANISH IN THE
MONTH OF APRIL, A MILLION PEOPLE MONTH OF APRIL, A MILLION PEOPLE
SUDDENLY WITHOUT JOBS. SUDDENLY WITHOUT JOBS.
THAT IS THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO. THAT IS THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO.
MORE OMINOUS THEY ARE UNSTABLE MORE OMINOUS THEY ARE UNSTABLE
COUNTRIES ALWAYS. COUNTRIES ALWAYS.
YOU DON’T WANT THAT. YOU DON’T WANT THAT.
SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL CLASS SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL CLASS
HAS SUGGESTED A GUARANTEED BASIC HAS SUGGESTED A GUARANTEED BASIC
INCOME AS A RESPONSE TO THIS INCOME AS A RESPONSE TO THIS
THREAT. THREAT.
BUT ROMNEY HAS SUGGESTED SENDING BUT ROMNEY HAS SUGGESTED SENDING
EVERY AMERICAN A MONTHLY CHECK EVERY AMERICAN A MONTHLY CHECK
FOR $1,000. FOR $1,000.
IS LIKELY A WELL MEANING IDEA IS LIKELY A WELL MEANING IDEA
BUT IT IS ALSO DECADENT AND BUT IT IS ALSO DECADENT AND
FOOLISH. FOOLISH.
NAME A PLACE THAT’S BECOME NAME A PLACE THAT’S BECOME
HAPPIER AND MORE PROSPEROUS HAPPIER AND MORE PROSPEROUS
UNDER A SCHEME LIKE THAT. UNDER A SCHEME LIKE THAT.
THE INNER-CITY, RURAL AREAS WERE THE INNER-CITY, RURAL AREAS WERE
HALF THE MALE POPULATION GETS HALF THE MALE POPULATION GETS
MONTHLY DISABILITY CHECKS OR FOR MONTHLY DISABILITY CHECKS OR FOR
THAT MATTER IF WE ARE BEING THAT MATTER IF WE ARE BEING
HONEST, HOW MANY HAPPILY IDLE HONEST, HOW MANY HAPPILY IDLE
INHERITED MONEY PEOPLE DO YOU INHERITED MONEY PEOPLE DO YOU
KNOW, RICH PEOPLE? KNOW, RICH PEOPLE?
NONE, THEY ARE ALL DRUNK. NONE, THEY ARE ALL DRUNK.
OF COURSE THEY ARE. OF COURSE THEY ARE.
PEOPLE NEED TO WORK, THEY WANT PEOPLE NEED TO WORK, THEY WANT
TO WORK, WORK GIVES THE MEANING TO WORK, WORK GIVES THE MEANING
AND PURPOSE AND DIGNITY. AND PURPOSE AND DIGNITY.
IS NOT SOME HOLLOW SLOGAN, IT IS IS NOT SOME HOLLOW SLOGAN, IT IS
TRUE. TRUE.
HAPPILY, THERE IS A MODEL IN HAPPILY, THERE IS A MODEL IN
PROGRESS FOR HOW WE CAN SAVE PROGRESS FOR HOW WE CAN SAVE
WORK UNDERWAY NOW IN GERMANY. WORK UNDERWAY NOW IN GERMANY.
THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT RUNS A THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT RUNS A
PROGRAM THAT MEANS SHORT TIME. PROGRAM THAT MEANS SHORT TIME.
EMPLOYERS ARE ENCOURAGED NOT TO EMPLOYERS ARE ENCOURAGED NOT TO
LAY OFF THEIR WORKERS BUT LAY OFF THEIR WORKERS BUT
INSTEAD PLACED THEM ON REDUCED INSTEAD PLACED THEM ON REDUCED
HOURS. HOURS.
THE THEN STEPS IN TO CALM DOWN THE THEN STEPS IN TO CALM DOWN
NOT CONFISCATE THOSE WAGERS TO NOT CONFISCATE THOSE WAGERS TO
HELP WITH PAYROLL. HELP WITH PAYROLL.
MAY COST TAXPAYERS MORE THAN THE MAY COST TAXPAYERS MORE THAN THE
GRAND MONTH PROGRAM BUT GRAND MONTH PROGRAM BUT
CRITICALLY, IT KEEPS PEOPLE IN CRITICALLY, IT KEEPS PEOPLE IN
THEIR JOBS. THEIR JOBS.
IT’S ALSO STRAIGHTFORWARD UNLIKE IT’S ALSO STRAIGHTFORWARD UNLIKE
SO MANY OF THE DOUBLE SECRET SO MANY OF THE DOUBLE SECRET
THAT FOR A TAX REBATE PROGRAMS THAT FOR A TAX REBATE PROGRAMS
THAT GENIUSES IN CONGRESS ALWAYS THAT GENIUSES IN CONGRESS ALWAYS
COME UP WITH AND TELLING YOU COME UP WITH AND TELLING YOU
SHOULD LOVE AND BE HAPPY WITH SHOULD LOVE AND BE HAPPY WITH
THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND AND
NEITHER DO THEY. NEITHER DO THEY.
THIS IDEA HAS A CLEAR GOAL AND THIS IDEA HAS A CLEAR GOAL AND
IT ACHIEVES IT. IT ACHIEVES IT.
DURING THE 2008 FINANCIAL DURING THE 2008 FINANCIAL
CRISIS, GERMANY’S ECONOMY SHRANK CRISIS, GERMANY’S ECONOMY SHRANK
BY A HIGHER PROPORTION THAN OURS BY A HIGHER PROPORTION THAN OURS
DID IN AMERICA. DID IN AMERICA.
AT THE SAME TIME, GERMANY’S AT THE SAME TIME, GERMANY’S
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ACTUALLY FELL. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ACTUALLY FELL.
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION ROSE, LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION ROSE,
SO AMAZINGLY IN THE MIDDLE OF AN SO AMAZINGLY IN THE MIDDLE OF AN
ECONOMIC CONTRACTION, A BAD ECONOMIC CONTRACTION, A BAD
RECESSION, MORE PEOPLE WERE RECESSION, MORE PEOPLE WERE
WORKING THAN BEFORE. WORKING THAN BEFORE.
THAT’S THE KEY AS WE LOOK THAT’S THE KEY AS WE LOOK
FORWARD TO TURBULENT TIMES. FORWARD TO TURBULENT TIMES.
EMPLOYMENT, STABILITY, EMPLOYMENT, STABILITY,
MEANINGFUL WORK. MEANINGFUL WORK.
YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHETHER

100 thoughts on “Tucker: Coronavirus pandemic response will require balance

  1. If I was trump, i would say that since such a very small percentage of people will actually get the virus, I'm opening everything back up and the people who could be truly affected by it should just stay home. Then I would make it possible for people to sue the democrats and the media for creating mass hysteria over the coronavirus if the were harmed financially by it. 51 people have died from the coronavirus since the beginning of the year, 12,000 people have died from the common flu since the beginning of the year.

  2. It’s All Fun And Games When You USE FAKE INFORMATIONS.

    Fox News You DESERVED BE INFECTED NOW BE INFECTED!

  3. Tuckers right our economy is mostly service industries. !000 is great to cover some expenses but you will still need a job to cover rent, car payments, mortgages or any that will require close to that ammount or over.

  4. You're way off on this Tucker. I want to work but me and my wife's job had to close completely. We're not worried about being happy. We're worried about eating

  5. I like the idea of repurposing mothballed naval warships into mobile floating hospitals. Already have housing and medical wings, outdated but very functional medical supplies, use the munitions holds for medical storage and basic amenities, fuel em up and send them to Port of entry cities where the virus is most prevalent. If the outbreak gets out of hand they can quarantine by simply putting out to sea a couple miles. And WAAAY cheaper than having the army corp of engineers build new hospitals from scratch. I know for a fact that we have 4 Iowa class battleships in the mothball fleet, and each of those crew roughly 5000 sailors when operational. That's 20,000 people we could safely treat in quarantine. Not to mention the ww 1&2 destroyers, cruisers, frigates and carriers too old for action but too nice for scrapping we still have. Just an idea.

  6. As of today I'm out of work for an indefinite amount of time, as most casinos in the country, including mine, have closed. I should be happy about getting a paid vacation, but I'm just nervous and anxious. I'm also looking for jobs currently as I don't like sitting around doing nothing for weeks at a time.

  7. I heard this morning that the millenials are calling this virus the "boomer remover" Killing off the elderly is funny to them, how sick. The new challenge is "The corona virus challenge" where the challenge is to lick toilet seats and not get sick.

  8. Our leadership is driving the future into a ditch. They will save people to live in a dying economy. Go buy some takeout.

  9. Tucker missed the boat on the $1,000 a month. Basically social programs were originally meant to be a helping hand not a way of life. The German program to help people keep their jobs and some type of monetary temporary subsidy for people that lose their jobs or get their hours in half.
    Or the subsidy 's go to help business with the stipulation the business uses this program and collects subsidies then they can not let any one go for a certain amount o time.

  10. Tired of all the hysteria, whatever happened to keeping your hands clean, away from your face/mouth, and carrying on? Now we just say F it and crash the entire economy? Just go home and die??? That is Not the American way hombre.

  11. you're right Mr. Carlson. people addicted to fed bailouts. the pharmaceutical companies do research and development, best when gov, not so restrictive and cheap. gov, like schumer are lazy when plan ahead. taxes on savings too high. dems get hurt worst by plague corona. lack of hygiene. europe lacks sanitary water. people who work are more valuable than moocher class greens. correct FOX news.

  12. From an independent, if Tucker ran for president, I would vote for this Republican. He was the one that called it like it is. He said it is not a hoax while other fox news minions were calling it a hoax to bring down Trump. Well, there was one problem with that approach. The virus is not a democrat or republican, it does not pay attention to media or polls. It will do what it will do.

  13. Dear Tuker;
    U! Are Among The Most iNTeL & Courageous in Fox & ALL US Media!
    China Have 2Pay By This Chines Made Virus korona, 4infecting PpL USA & The World!

  14. Bill maher got his wish, with some extra side order of suffering…..he should be okay theough this I wonder if he'll say something about this and what he asked for.

  15. Tucker's "balance" — spreading fake news that virus was manufactured… SHAME
    Italy and UK rely on help from Cuba, China, Venezuela to fight corona virus – as US steps up brutal sanctions

  16. It’s funny that a guy that has never worked a day in his life is preaching that “working gives them (the lower and middle classes) dignity and purpose.”

  17. How about we all get a fever and then return to normal. Those with weak systems can isolate while the world continues as normal. Seems mean I guess but if the fear mongering is true we are going to all get it anyway they are just trying to do it over time vs in one month

  18. Tucker this is the one time I completely am at odds with you. Its easy to say to these small businesses just reduce hours let them keep there jobs. I take it you dont understand that there are numerous businesses that are shutting down completely. Please explain to me how they are supposed to keep earning a paycheck if there company was forced or decided to close. Just saying what you said for these people to do is completely wrong there's plenty of companies closed and not able to just keep paying there employees. so the plan that the president,treasury secretary, Congress, and the house have been coming up with sounds like a good idea to me I work extremely hard only have a few days PTO and my company cant afford to pay people for not working

  19. Finally a clear voice of reason. The Covid hype stems from Media hype frustrated by years of telling people the sky is falling as a result of nominating Donald Trump. These people would rather collapse the economy taking away Trump talking point then live amount prosperity and be wrong. How convenient it is to grab onto an inflated safety concern. The consequent economic desparity does not phase leftist Globalist's

  20. When it comes to Socialist spending programs like stimulus payments and bailouts apparently "Its okay when Republicans or Trump does it". I remember when the GOP used to support free market principles when Obama was in office. But now THEY control the purse strings, so they can spend more insanely than obama did. Free market and capitalism be damned.

  21. Question ? NOBODY HAS ADDRESSED THIS ONE THAT I CAN SEE …….How are you susposed to ride in a car with someone much less several people and maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING ?, So does that mean every automobile is a POTENTIAL CORONA VIRUS INCUBATOR ?

  22. Earlier in his administration, the president declared his skepticism of vaccines and tried to launch an anti-vaccine task force. Now he suddenly loves vaccines. Trust science not Trump.

  23. Really tucker? So instead of people in need getti $1k a month you proposing the government to give companies the money so they may or may not give it to the employees? I bet fox and all of the other networks would love to get their hands on that money

  24. vaccine coming with microchip, corona virus overblown by deep state world leaders. google "ID2020" and "pope ID2020 14th May 2020" then make your own minds up! unless you take chip cannot buy or sell, just as the bible predicted! dark forces behind this and people like bill gates and others.

  25. Only fools pretend they can predict the future… but trump just stood up and said he knew the coronavirus was a pandemic before they called it that

  26. Corona is from China as well as the plague and almost every other pandemic ..Maybe they should see over their traditions of animal handling

  27. 2 generations in a row are entering early – mid adulthood in a massive recession. The Millenials in 08 and now the Zoomers. These people are going to grow up wanting to tear down the existing economic structures of the west, because they will view them as nothing but failures.

  28. So Tucker had to try to convince a 'stable genius' to take the COVID-19 virus seriously. Any of you folks beginning to figure out that Trump is actually an idiot.

  29. Too late for that. The media and the operatives have successfully accomplished their goal of complete chaos and election interference.

  30. The worse thing I heard is a mother telling me how her kids were asking why people were acting so crazy and she had to explain to her kids that some times people can be very selfish.

  31. The DOW about to be at a level lower than when Obama left. UE rate rising and could get to 20%. Service and food workers losing their jobs or having their hours guttted. First time in HISTORY the ncaa tournament wont be played. Botching and bungling of the federal response by Trump. Exhibit # 2 BILLION of why the electoral college needs to be abolished.

  32. Cash payouts directly to citizens is a sensible form of economic stimulus. I’m a small business owner that runs a private practice centered on close face to face interactions with my clients. I’m on web based meetings only. My state has closed down completely my sector of the economy. I cut my fees to account for the change in the level of the product clients will receive. Even in the face of that, the major have so far said they want to wait until face to face meetings can resume. Thankfully I’m well capitalized. I was planning for expansion. I’ll probably be in a 10-20% share of my industry that survives this.

  33. Until they can test an actual number of cases, then we can’t say the mortality rate… but no, they just test a few and say the rate is high.. when it’s actually low. Get tests
    Kits produced

  34. When does Fox News admit to anything, uncertainty? Hahaha, right! Your fearless leader knows all, according to him. 2 weeks ago he said he could've been a doctor, before that a scientist and now he claims to be a sociologist. He must be one of those Idiot Savants, huh?
    Back to you-
    So how are people supposed to eat genius? If you're barely making ends meet before this breakout, what are people supposed to do with only half that money from working? Before you think you know something about the lower class how about you actually talk to them. Get people from different backgrounds and genders and ask. So sick of this superior white B.S. You read something written by another white man and then think you know something about something. That's like a male doctor telling a woman what labor feels like. How the hell would you know?
    Let a woman explain to you why sometimes working and paying child care doesn't put you ahead. Let woman do the math for you. You know nothing.
    And Trump is an attention wh0re. The only real reason people look in on him is the same reason they look in on their new puppy. To make sure he hasn't made a mess.
    If that's too rough for anyone then we can always go back and look it the things said about Obama.

  35. Martial law is upon us and the US will become an authoritarian state. The government will tell you what you can do, when you get to do it, and you will shut up and like it. Or you will be thrown into the same internment camps as the border crossers. The beginning of the end for Amerikkka. Welcome to the NWO

  36. Come on Tucker, the Chinese don't like Trump because of the trade deals and the Democraps don't like Trump just because, why not get together and put him down with a virus that we all know is China's specialty. Think about it, Dems. have said they will stop at nothing to put Trump down.

  37. neo liberals and the conservatives have one thing in common: stupidity and the inability to understand the reality.

  38. This is basically an intellectual endeavor if one heeds the call to isolate one’s self they will most likely live if not one will become sick and perhaps die.. I figure most Trump supports will be dead 💀

  39. Tucker, your commentaries are absolutely brilliant. You are the first news analyst and commentator I have ever looked forward to hearing every day.

  40. I could really use that check. I'm an independent contractor with no employees and have seen a drop of about 66% in business.
    That being said, the Germany system makes a LOT of sense. In my scenario, I wouldn't receive gov. help since I have no employees, but that system makes enough sense that I would be willing to back it.
    Even with a near or complete shutdown it secures people's jobs, doesn't hurt the businesses, is consistent, regimented, non-arbitrary and targeted.
    "Short Time". I think that is something we should look at going forward in preparation for the next emergency.

  41. People need a check. You bailed out the banks.. they are going to help us. They need to use discretion on who gets the checks.. but area like that the government is highly inefficient

  42. 30% of american families live paycheck to paycheck. We're taking action to stop a disease that kills 2 out of 100 as if it kills 100 out of 100. We are stopping the economy to do it. An economy takes a lot of time to get back up to speed. CEO's have to move slowly and make profit. Returning to where we were will take years. We need to back off on these shelter in place orders and preserve the economy.

  43. People can’t work- jobs aren’t being lost because of a measly $1000 they are being told their job is too dangerous so go home.
    This guy missed the point.
    No one wanted to be off work.

  44. This is a great example of fake news. This is not even news, its commentary. Absolutely no journalism on Fox, the source of fake news.

  45. Sorry for being so hard on you Tucker…, I really actually like you…, this is just a way to get your attention.

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  47. .006% of China caught the virus. Not even 1 percent. Why all the fearmongering? I sense we're being scammed and controlled.

  48. I'm going out on a limb (and I am uncertain about this), but wouldn't it be better if we simply made everyone take a test and wear a band to say if they are not contaminated? And those who are contaminated have to stay at home/in hospital? That way we can travel freely and work.

  49. Tucker having worked in Germany for the past two decades can tell you it doesn't quite work like that as one of the main reasons is Germany is the economic power of the Europe (with the Netherlands a far distant second because of its ports and its high per capita trade). So it has the cash (Euro) reserves and recirculating taxes and population of only 87 million (verses 360 million for the US over a far greater land mass). Also with a trillion in relief we have crossed the line, yet interestingly enough China holds 1.1 trillion in US debt. So guess what, that debt is now paid and how do you like me now Xi Jinping.

  50. America does have the Most Funded Military However Russia has Superiour Military while spending less and China'a military is Farther Superiour than USA ever Dreamed.

  51. Thought it was a hoax Tucker.. thought all this was democrates trying to impeach the orange Pinocchio. God, what a hypocrit

  52. I had a muscle tear that forced myself out of work for months before this crash and while I hated work in a weird way I miss it. It is easy to forget the simple things that work primes people for. Handshakes, smiles, and walking strraight are what poor lower wage kids are missing by avoiding work. Work creates the foundation of which to socialize for many people and with easy escapes such as games, books, etc it is easy for young men to become Peter Pan. You do not understand what you have until it is taken from you. That is not to say that you accept it. The mind is a powerful thing.

  53. Why can't we find your interview with the Dr. from France that had positive results curing covid19 using Hydroxy Cloroquine?

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