Fox News Presses Larry Kudlow On COVID-19 Spikes After He Declared No Second Wave
Fox News hosts on Monday grilled White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow about spikes in COVID 19 cases across the nation, just three days after he said, "There's no second wave."
Kudlow - the man who said COVID-19 was "contained ... fairly airtight" before more than 115,000 Americans died of the disease in February - admitted that there may still be "bumps in the COVID-19 crisis "there you seem to be trends.
"On Friday morning you said on Fox News Channel - and I remember that well - you said no second wave and you said it again:" This is not a second wave, "said Sandra Smith to Kudlow. Spikes in COVID 19 cases and hospitalizations are conquering parts of the United States, particularly in the south and west.
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Kudlow replied, "We'll have these concerns for a while." But he said that after speaking to "our health experts," his understanding is that "these are relatively small bumps." He added, "You are there. I do not deny it." Kudlow said it was "something we have to get used to".
He did not name the health experts - and indicated that some of the "bumps" could be due to increased testing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, warned last week at a virtual conference held by BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, that the pandemic is far from over after "devastating the world" in just four months.
"Where will it end? We are still at the beginning of a real understanding, ”said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fox News moderator Ed Henry also challenged Kudlow with his statement that the economy would not be closed again. "God forbid the health experts go to the president and say," Look, we're afraid that this is going in the wrong direction and tens of thousands more people may die, "said Henry." They say the president still won't make the economy close? "he asked Kudlow.
"The president is absolutely not inclined to close the economy," Kudlow replied.
Kudlow said flatly to "Fox & Friends" last Friday: "There is no second wave. I don't know where it started on Wall Street. "
Check out Kudlow's latest Fox News interview in the video above.
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