Dr. Ben Carson stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Monday night to weigh-in on the country’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus; telling Sean the President is prepared to make “tough decisions” when it comes to protecting Americans.
“The President has an excellent perspective. Early on, when a lot of people say you can’t impose a travel ban, he stood alone, recognizing what the consequences would be if we had all these diseases transfer to our country,” said Carson.
“There will be other tough decisions, and he’s willing to make those decisions. As far as businesses, understanding the real power in this country lies with our people. We have innovative people, entrepreneurial people, but we also have people who care,” he added.
The White House issued a series of new guidelines to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus Monday; saying the next 15 days are critical to stop the contagion and increase public safety.
The document urges all Americans who feel sick to remain in their homes and self-quarantine should a family member become ill.
Those with underlying medical conditions and the elderly should stay home and avoid contact with others.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a revised warning to the American people last week; urging all citizens to avoid gatherings -both public and private- of more than 50 different people for the next eight weeks.
“If followed, the guidance — the strongest and most sweeping to date from the agency — will significantly increase the pandemic’s disruption to U.S. public life for the next two months. Governments worldwide are already making tough decisions aimed at keep their citizens safe,” reports the Washington Post.
“A slew of new states and cities, including Illinois, Washington state and New York City, have announced plans to close schools and severely restricted their nightlife by shuttering bars, restaurants and clubs, allowing takeout food only or cutting hours,” adds the newspaper.
The announcement comes just moments after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the nation’s biggest metropolis to close all schools, restaurants, bars, night clubs, and theaters to stop the spread of the disease.
“Our lives are all changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Read the President’s full recommendation here.
Watch Dr. Carson on ‘Hannity’ above.