In an appearance on Fox News on Sunday morning, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) had some, well, unorthodox advice for Americans hunkered down against the coronavirus this weekend, If you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to go out and go to a local restaurant, likely you can get in easy.
Devin Nunes was telling people not to hoard food like crazed preppers. He was also right to say you should support local businesses right now. But his casual go to a local pub is, of course, idiotic.
He should’ve known better, considering Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s equally dumb and now-deleted tweet from Saturday night.
It also flies in the face of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s leading expert on infectious diseases, telling people on a Sunday morning shows to stop going out, and that he wouldn’t go to a restaurant right now.
The point is to flatten the curve. To do so, we need to proactively socially distance, even if that means avoiding gasp – small amounts of pleasure on the weekends.
It will save lives. During this time, local restaurants and bars and the whole economy could take a hit. Yes, as Nunes said, try to support them. But take it to go! Batch order some broth or coffee beans from a spot around the corner.
Pay your dog walker even if you don’t need them. Don’t Go Out.