Fox News Host Encourages Deliberate COVID Infections: “Have Some Courage, Herd Immunity Is Our Friend”

Talking Points Memo reports:

Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth encouraged healthy Americans to “have some courage” and defy social distancing orders in order to get sick with COVID-19. “Herd immunity is our friend,” Hegseth said on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” Thursday. He was referring to the phenomenon in which a sufficient number of people are immune from a disease such that spread of that disease is slowed.

“Healthy people getting out there, they’re going to have to have some courage,” Hegseth said, citing Texas as a state where “people are defying ridiculous orders.” “That takes courage, that’s not easy,” he added. “So I think that spirit, the American spirit, frankly, is in full supply and ready to go — if some of our experts and some of our leaders will just get out of their way.”