In Fox Nation flu documentary, Betsy McCaughey says “political venom” over Trump's coronavirus response is “more worrisome” than mass panic

McCaughey accused President Obama of creating death panels

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Citation From the Fox Nation documentary Five Flus  

DR. AMESH ADALJA (SENIOR SCHOLAR, JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR HEALTH SECURITY): There was no pandemic [in 1976], and you had a flawed vaccine. And that's really haunted our whole pandemic response.

HARRIS FAULKNER (FOX ANCHOR): But it didn't rise to the level of a major presidential campaign issue.

BETSY MCCAUGHEY (COLUMNIST): It's so telling that in 1976, there was no political carping. Yet this time, the Democratic Party is all over President Trump as if he's not doing the right thing.


SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): President Trump? Good morning. There's a pandemic of coronavirus, where are you? Where is your plan? It's just amazing, as the crisis grows and grows, we hear nothing.


MCCAUGHEY: It's not the panic among the population. It's the political venom that's being produced by the politicians and that is more worrisome because we have to come together and agree on solutions. And right now you hear this constant political carping, especially after the president's first televised speech on this issue.