Anything to protect the stock market: Fox News rallies around the idea that social distancing is worse than COVID-19 - 2020-03-23
Fox News pundits and the president himself are arguing that the "cure" that will decrease the spread of COVID-19 — shutting down non-essential workplaces and demanding people shelter inside their homes for long enough to suppress the virus — is somehow worse than the "disease" of the novel coronavirus due to its harsh impact on the economy. This is just from the past few days:
Fox pundits and even a news anchor on Saturday shared a since-debunked Medium piece written by a Republican activist making a similar point.
As MSNBC host Chris Hayes noted in a Twitter thread, there are several faults within conservatives' line of reasoning.