Fox guest Jerry Falwell Jr. speculates that North Korea “got together with China” to create coronavirus

Fox & Friends hosts don't dispute him at all

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Citation From the March 13, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends

JERRY FALWELL JR. (PRESIDENT, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY): You know, it's just strange to me how so many are overreacting. The H1N1 virus, in 2009, killed 17,000 people. It was the flu, also, I think. And there was not the same hype. It was — you just didn't see it on the news 24/7. And it makes you wonder if there's a political reason for that.

It's, you know, impeachment didn't work, and the Mueller Report didn't work, and Article 25 didn't work. And so maybe now, this is their next — their next attempt to get Trump.

But I had a — the owner of a restaurant asked me last night, he said, do you remember the North Korean leader promised a Christmas present for America, back in December? Could it be they got together with China, and this is that present? I don't know. But it really is something strange going on.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well, Jerry, so regarding the fact that you're going to continue to have classes, and I would imagine that dorm life is going to remain as it is as well, is a component of that the fact that it seems to be that people in their late are teens and twenties are less affected by this than people who are over sixty?

FALWELL JR.: Well, it is true that the cure rate is 99.7% for people under fifty, so that is a factor.