A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded on a weekday morning, Monday, March 23, 2020 in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered most New Yorkers to stay home from work to slow the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
There’s a growing opinion, namely within the conservative community, that risking death in order to save the economy is a reasonable position to have. This is an opinion expressed by some of the elderly within the conservative community, including the likes of Fox News contributor Brit Hume, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Prager U’s Dennis Prager.
I’ve covered what kind of outrage this has awoken in people, especially the left. Many are currently labeling the right-wing in this country a “death cult” and, with seemingly no self-awareness, wishing that people like Hume and Prager would go out, contract the virus, and die.