Fox Business Network’s Varney: Pence ‘Should Have Worn a Mask’

Wednesday on Fox Business Channel, host Stuart Varney reacted to some of the measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 being loosened.

However, he also suggested that during a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota a day earlier, Vice President Mike Pence should have had a mask, which has become a media obsession over the past 24 hours.

Varney said, “What happens this weekend if the weather is good and New Yorkers pour out of their homes and apartments and gather in crowds, they get too close together, all in Central Park? What’s he going to do? This is true anywhere in the country where social distancing rules apply, and that’s just about everywhere. Across the country, businesses are reopening. The restraints are coming off. As we have said all week long, cabin fever is meeting spring fever, and we are getting out and about. Can we enjoy the spring responsibly? We had better because a spike in new cases would mean a second wave and perhaps a new and more crippling lockdown. Nobody wants that.”

He added, “Surely the answer is this, wash your hands, wear a mask, and keep your distance. That minimizes risk. If you are still worried, stay home. One last point: It does not help when public officials ignore their own rules, like Vice President Mike Pence at the Mayo Clinic yesterday. He should have worn a mask. He didn’t. We should all obey the rules coming out this week. We can have our cake and eat it too.”

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