Fox host claims COVID-19 lockdowns cause an “explosion in cases and deaths”

Jesse Watters: “A lot of the places that lockdown saw an explosion in cases and deaths right afterward. That may have exacerbated things”

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Citation From September 3, 2020, edition of Fox News' The Five

LISA KENNEDY MONTGOMERY (CO-HOST): Peter Doocy had a good question for the Vice President, Jesse. He said to him that "If you are so concerned about the coronavirus back in January," -- you or Cassandra -- "You had all the answers. You knew the truth. Then why were you having rallies in March?" Take it away, Jesse. 

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): He didn't answer the question, he rambled and ended up coming to zero conclusion. But that's easy to do with Joe. You ask him simple questions, he doesn't have simple answers. He always talks about this plan that he has for schools or for COVID-19. All I know is that it's better than Trump's. How? He won't explain it. Joe's been pro-lockdown from the beginning, he is still dangling potential lockdowns in the future. He wanted the initial lockdown to last longer. 

If you look at the trend charts, ten years from now we are going to see a lot of the places that lockdown saw an explosion in cases and deaths right afterwards.  That may have exacerbated things, a lot of the southern states didn't do those types of lockdowns and they had a much better time of this.