Fox’s Dr. Marc Siegel claims coronavirus concerns are being intentionally overblown to hurt Trump politically

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Citation From the March 6, 2020, edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight

DR. MARC SIEGEL: You are getting to what the other problem here is, is that a part of this has become so politicized, anything to attack President Trump, it’s the Trump Virus, what are you talking about? He’s the one that jumped in and cut off travel to China very early in the game. Decrease the flow of this or spread of this virus to the United States. One of the reasons the numbers are still low. That was back when we actually could isolate and identify and isolate cases. Now we’re at more of a time when it's spreading into communities and we have to promote this other thing, we are promoting, handwashing, distancing. But you know what? Guess what that works for, the flu and that's what we need it for is the flu, so if I can actually teach people out there to wash their hands and stay away from people who are coughing and sneezing and have fevers, we will cut down on these flu deaths. 

GREGG JARRETT: Is the World Health Organization incompetent? 

SIEGEL: I think they're overly political especially at the top level, I'd say the word incompetent. I think that they're tied in in this case with China, I think they were playing a role in helping China not bring this out. You know by the time we heard about it it was already there for several weeks. Why is that, and why is one of the top officials at the W.H.O. who is in charge of communicable diseases originally a Chinese health official.