Fox News Doctor Explains Why Holding Full Convention is a Terrible Idea
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CNN and MSNBC have featured doctors like Sanjay Gupta and Ashish Ja, who have advised on the illness in a clear and concise way. Fox News has featured TV doctor’s like Mehmet Oz and Phil McGraw who been largely criticized for minimizing the danger of the coronavirus.
Another Fox doctor, Nicole Saphier, has been a little more realistic about the threats of the illness. During a Monday segment, she was asked about Donald Trump’s wish to have a full Republican National Convention in the coming months. Dr. Saphier explained why the state of North Carolina is nowhere near ready for something like that.
Donald Trump clearly is ready to get back to huge rallies. And he tweeted on Sunday that if North Carolina isn’t ready to give him one, he will move the convention.
…made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
Saphier was asked about that during an appearance on the Fox show Outnumbered. She replied, “They’re (North Carolina) still seeing rising cases and if they’re following that White House blueprint that was put forth by the experts, then they’re not ready to say that they’re going to be able to accommodate 50,000 people in indoor settings come end of August.”
The doctor further explained:
“If they have this massive rise of cases just at the end of August, then all of a sudden the fall school year is going to be completely disrupted. If our goal is to try and get children back to school, that’s not smart. But moving it somewhere else isn’t necessarily the right answer either. The bottom line is putting a lot of people in a small area is definitely not good for us right now. Not for our long term goal of COVID-19.”
Watch the segment below, courtesy of Fox News: