Fox host Jesse Watters said Tuesday that he isn’t the least bit worried about contracting coronavirus, because he knows that even if he does get sick with the virus, he can overcome the illness with the “power of positive thinking.”
As coronavirus reaches pandemic levels, with 94,000 people infected worldwide and 3,214 dead, discussion on the Fox afternoon show “The Five” turned to illness and fears of contracting the disease, leading Watters to proudly declare:
“Yes, you want to know how I feel about the coronavirus? If I get it, I will beat it.”
To prove his point, Watters then added:
“I’m not lying. It is the power of positive thinking and I think America needs to wake up to that. I live in Manhattan, I got off work the other night and went straight to the subway – Asian guy sits down to me with a mask on, what do I do? Finish the ride and I go home to order Chinese food.
“I’m not afraid of the coronavirus and no one else should be that afraid either.”
As if all that wasn’t more than enough, Watters continued to prattle on:
“I have people calling me from the middle of the country and their property surrounded by acres. They live in the middle of nowhere and they are asking me about the coronavirus. Are you crazy? What are they scared for? Nine people have died. That is tragic but that is teeny.”
It’s “teeny” so far, but it started that way in China, too. Then the number of cases exploded.
But rather than concede that it’s natural to worry about catching such a deadly disease, Watters decided he’d pretend to be a doctor:
“Wash your hands, people. Don’t get sneezed on and cancel your trips to infected countries. And if you are at risk in this country, and have flu symptoms, quarantine yourself, call a doctor and get a test. If you are going to the mall eating in the food court, exposing everybody like an idiot, you deserve to have charges pressed against you…that is how I really feel.”
There was also the ubiquitous “America first” braying from the Fox host, who told his co-hosts:
“This is the best country in the world to get coronavirus. If you get it in North Korea, they would shoot you dead. You should be lucky we live in this country,”
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Jesse Watters doesn’t have a clue when it comes to coronavirus or anything else that requires a rudimentary understanding of science or facts. After all, he’s the very same person who spit out this gem of ignorance a day earlier:
“I would like to just ask the Chinese for a formal apology. This coronavirus originated in China, and I have not heard one word from the Chinese. A simple ‘I am sorry’ would do.”
The apology needs to come from Fox News for ever allowing Jesse Watters on their network in the first place.
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