“The numbers related to drug overdose death are right out of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The numbers relating to the length between unemployment and suicide come right out of the very prestigious medical journal Lancet. So, instead of relying on theoretical models, as we are to predict coronavirus deaths, we are relying on actual historical facts to predict very sadly that the number of deaths from the shutdown may exceed the number of deaths from the coronavirus, and of course, our goal should be to avoid death of all sorts.” – Former New York GOP Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, speaking last night on Fox News.
McCaughey last appeared on JMG when she declared that lawsuits against opioid drugmakers are like people suing McDonald’s for making them obese.
She is the ex-wife of Trump cabinet member Wilbur Ross and was an advisor to the 2016 Trump campaign.
Her false claims about Obamacare have earned her multiple “Pants On Fire” ratings from Politifact. Some attribute the origin of the “death panels” hoax to her.