Fox News’ Pete Hegseth on coronavirus: “I feel like the more I learn about this, the less there is to worry about”

Hegseth declares “agreement” with Gov. Andrew Cuomo — after Cuomo declared state of emergency

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Citation From the March 8, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends Sunday

GRIFF JENKINS (CO-HOST): New York governor Andrew Cuomo addressing the coronavirus outbreak as the virus spreads in his state.


GOV. ANDREW CUOMO (D-NY): I'm not urging calm. I'm urging reality. I'm urging a factual response, as opposed to an emotional response … That people understand the information, and not the hype.


JEDEDIAH BILA (CO-HOST): The governor declaring a state of emergency yesterday, as 40 doctors and nurses are under quarantine after an infected taxi driver walked into a Queens hospital.

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joins us now with the latest on the coronavirus and answers your questions. Doctor, I rarely agree with Gov. Cuomo, but I do. I feel like the more I learn about this, the less there is to worry about.

DR. MARC SIEGEL (FOX NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR): I was about to say the same thing. I rarely agree with the governor, but I agree with him on this. But the question is, who's giving the information, and where it is coming from? Because the virus is viral on social media, right? And everyone thinks they know all these answers, including politicians and governors. But it's not where the right answers should be coming from — especially since we're still learning about the virus, how contagious it is, how deadly it is, how much it's permeating communities. You know what we need? Those tests, which Monday are now going to be rolled out. To a large extent, they're available — LabCorp, Quest, even at my hospital. This is really going to help us figure out who has this.