Fox News’ Stephen Moore questions if California’s steps to prevent spread of coronavirus are worth the “economic damage”

Moore: “We have to ask this question, is it worth trillions of dollars in losses?”

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Citation From the March 19, 2020, edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:

STEPHEN MOORE: Okay, look, I think this is a very dangerous situation. I just heard the report about what they are doing in California, basically locked down, the whole state telling people they can't leave their homes without government permission.

This is a very dangerous, almost Orwellian situation we are in right now, and I happen to agree with that Wall Street Journal editorial. We have to -- If this goes on, where we have people locked down, they can't go to work for more than three weeks --

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): I mean, social unrest --

MOORE: You're talking about economic damage that would be in the trillions of dollars. And we have to ask this question, is it worth trillions of dollars of losses? Think of the human suffering, from the -- in terms of the lost income, the lost life savings?


MOORE: Is that worth it, to deal with this? It is a question worth asking, because I'm starting to think maybe we should get people back to work as fast as we can.