Apr 1, 2020

Devin Nunes Questions Social Distancing in Interview: Transcript

Devin Nunes Interview Coronavirus Back to Work
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Congressman Devin Nunes of California and the House Intelligence committee did an interview on April 1, 2020 where he called cancelling school for coronavirus (COVID-19) “overkill” and talked about optimism behind the stimulus bill and hydroxychloroquine. He was eager to get America “back to work.” Read the transcript of his statement on the subject.

 

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Devin Nunes: (00:00)
Yeah. That’s not going to work. I mean, look, the schools were just canceled out here in California, which is way overkill. I mean, it’s possible kids could have went back to school in two weeks to four weeks, but they just canceled the rest of the schools. Look, I’m optimistic here. I think that the drugs that are on the market now … Look how quick we were able to get this approved, this new malaria drug that you’ve been talking about every night. There’s a lot of optimism here that we have in some of these drugs that are coming online. The vaccines are going to take a while.

Devin Nunes: (00:30)
But look, we have this bill that we just passed last week, $2.2 trillion worth. We have to focus on keeping people employed. I will tell you this, if we don’t start to get people back to work in this country over the next week to two weeks, I don’t believe we can wait until the end of April. I just don’t know of any economy that’s ever survived where you unplugged the entire economy and expect things to go back and be normal. The more tests that are out there, the more people that are getting testing, let’s learn about the treatments. Let’s get good data as to who’s being impacted, and let’s figure out a way to get back to work.