The former drug czar under President George W. Bush, Bill Bennett, told “Fox & Friends” that the coronavirus is not a pandemic, even though the coronavirus has spread to countries all over the world and has killed more than 22,000 Americans in just one month.
Bennett, a former gambling addict,tried to compare the coronavirus to the flu even though the flu has a 0.1 kill rate while the coronavirus has a 3.0 kill rate:
Now, we all regret the loss of 61,000 people, if that’s what it turns out to be. But if you look at those numbers and see the comparable, we’re going to have fewer fatalities from this than from the flu...
We scared the hell out of the American people, we lost 17 million jobs, we put a major dent in the economy, we closed down the schools … shut down the churches and so on. This was not and is not a pandemic.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade reminded Bennett that COVID-19 has been labeled a pandemic.