Texas Lt. Gov. Suggests He’d Risk Getting Coronavirus To Save Economy

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) recommended Monday that senior residents like him, who are more most likely to pass away from the disease triggered by coronavirus than more youthful individuals, must want to risk direct exposure to assist the U.S. economy.

Patrick, 69, made the remarks throughout a Fox News look with host Tucker Carlson.

“You know, Tucker, no one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’” Patrick stated. “And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.”

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“I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me ― I have six grandchildren ― that what we all care about and what we love more than anything are those children,” he stated. “And I want to, you know, live smart, and see through this, but I don’t want the whole country to be sacrificed.”

“My message is that, let’s get back to work, let’s get back to living, let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country,” Patrickadded

Patrick’s remarks come as President Donald Trump and his allies have actually started pressing a story that the impacts of social distancing on the U.S. economy might be even worse than the impacts of the coronavirus, which has actually eliminated more than 500 individuals in the U.S. in current weeks.

Trump and his senior assistants have actually shown numerous times given that Sunday night that the standards the president revealed recently– which prevent individuals from event in groups of more than 10 individuals or going into numerous public areas– will be loosened up by next Monday, in spite of advising from public health authorities not to hurry back to business as normal.

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