Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday to discuss the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Carson: Trump Was Right About Travel Ban ‘Early On’
“The president has excellent perspective,” Dr. Carson said. “And, you know, early on, when a lot of people were saying, ‘No, you can’t impose a travel ban,’ you know, he he stood largely alone, courageously recognizing what the consequences would be if we had all these vectors of disease transferred to our country.”
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— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) March 17, 2020
“And then the same argument occurred when it came to Europe,” Carson noted. “And there there will be other tough decisions. He’s willing to make those decisions. And that makes a huge difference.”
Carson also complimented private business for their efforts.
“The real power in this country lies with our people,” Carson said. “We have innovative people, entrepreneurial people. But we also have people who care. We’re getting calls all the time from companies [saying] ‘What can I do to help?’”
‘The American people are amazing when they’re willing to work together’
The brilliant brain surgeon went on to offer a message of unity.
“We need to understand that this is not a time for class warfare,” Carson advised. “This is a time for us to work together. The American people are amazing when they’re willing to work together.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci: “impressed” by the Trump administration’s “comprehensive” mobilization to combat the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/bcvX3zzygu
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Hannity asked about the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak and its impact compared to coronavirus.
“Well, this particular virus is extraordinarily contagious,” Carson answered. “It’s probably two or three times more contagious than the average flu virus that we encounter. And that’s why we have to be very aggressive toward it.”
“And we can’t really relax and we can’t rest on our laurels,” he added. “We have to continue to use scientific evidence to make the recommendations.”
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— Gabriel (@KyManInTheWoods) March 17, 2020
Follow the White House Coronavirus Guidelines!
Carson asked Americans to follow the White House’s recommended guidelines.
“They have to understand, even if you’re feeling great, you still need to follow the recommendations about keeping your hands clean, watching about your clothing, particularly if you’re coming in and mingling with the people who fit into the high risk categories,” Carson said.
“If you don’t learn those things and do those things, then you’re creating part of the problem,” he added.