Dr. Marc Siegel, a Fox News medical contributor, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about the rise in coronavirus cases, his thoughts on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s comments at the last debate and more.
“I don’t like the rhetoric. I don’t like the politicization of this virus from the beginning,” Siegel said in reference to Biden’s comments that people are learning to die with the coronavirus. “Let’s start with what President Trump means when he says ‘we have to learn to live with this.’ Well, one person who can actually say that, with a lot of force and power, is somebody who just recovered from it.”
“Vice President Biden should be accurate with his rhetoric because what does he mean we have to learn to die with it when 99.7 percent of those under 70 survive it? That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to get rid of it. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to stamp it out. It doesn’t mean we’re not concerned about it and it hasn’t ravaged us. But the accurate term would not be we have to learn to die with it. That’s a fear term,” he continued.
There is some dispute over the survival rate for COVID-19 because “declaring an accurate U.S. survival rate will be difficult until most cases are resolved and more complete and accurate data is released.”
Siegel, who is the author of “COVID: The Politics of Fear and the Power of Science,” also discussed the rise in coronavirus cases, a national mask mandate and more.
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