Conversations about the economy continue to maintain as our nation’s markets take one hit after the other.
Measures to fight coronavirus, such as shelter-in-place mandates, have engendered immense harm to the United States. Millions of Americans remain unemployed with seemingly no end in sight. Even the stimulus checks from the recently-passed CARES Act can only offset so much financial damage. At some point, people in this country will have to get back to work.
On Tuesday, Fox News personalities Tucker Carlson and Brit Hume convened with one another to discuss economic damage in the fight against COVID-19. The Daily Caller News Foundation notes both Hume and Carlson’s observation of the economy and why it’s so imperative to a successful nation.
A Closer Look at Hume and Carlson’s Economic Discussion
During talks, both Hume and Carlson confirmed the importance of getting millions of Americans back into the workforce. Carlson kicked off the conversation, noting his respect for healthcare leaders, but also pointing out a track record of inaccuracies with certain models.
The reduced projections of Covid 19 sickness and death are being attributed to social distancing and related measures. Makes sense, right? But then how to explain the chart cited below. https://t.co/REdXm2mqeB
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 7, 2020
When Hume was asked about whether or not these documented inaccuracies bother him in any way, he confirmed that they do. Moreover, Hume noted the inherent danger of using wrong predictions to make decisions that will impact millions of lives.
One of Hume’s most unfortunate, yet accurate, points is that while the curve of coronavirus remains questionable, the economic curve is certainly flatter than it was even one month ago.
Light at the End of the Tunnel?
President Trump has repeatedly affirmed that despite the present situation of coronavirus, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Even with current compulsory shelter-in-place orders, the president continues to state that lockdowns won’t last forever. Quite frankly, weeks or months more of shutdowns will have some very bad impacts on this country.
There are certain health officials fielding the idea of shutdowns for many more months and even into 2021. This simply is not feasible. At some point, someone has to step up and say enough is enough. Everyone wants to end coronavirus, but we cannot destroy our jobs and country in the process.
What do you think about Brit Hume’s take on coronavirus models? What do you make of the habitual inaccuracies linked to these projections? Let us know in the comments section below!