Dr. Marc Siegel sounds off on three coronavirus restrictions that make no sense ahead of holiday weekend

Dr. Marc Siegel sounds off on three coronavirus restrictions that make no sense forward of vacation weekend


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Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday to spotlight a few of what he described as essentially the most ridiculous coronavirus restrictions heading into Memorial Day weekend.

“[New York City] Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will open the seashores, hurray for Memorial Day weekend,” Siegel mentioned. “But if anybody tries to swim, he says, ‘They’re going to be pulled out of the water.’ Now, if there is a hazard to your well being, it is not COVID-19 on that seaside. It’s his man pulling you out of the water. You may drown.

“And by the way in which, social distancing is normally in impact if you swim, proper? It’s very secure. There’s no coronavirus within the water. People do not swim shut collectively. I feel you need to use these safety folks as lifeguards.”

Staying near New York City, Siegel then referred to as out New York state and neighboring New Jersey permitting tennis, however solely singles matches.

“Now when you’re 70 years previous, chances are you’ll love tennis, however possibly you want doubles. Maybe you do not have the wind for singles anymore, Tucker,” the NYU Langone internist mentioned. “Well, in the event that they make you play singles, you might really, God forbid, die of a coronary heart assault. So to your well being, the chance is far better with the singles than from COVID-19.”

Finally, the physician mentioned the cancellation of Memorial Day parades throughout the nation, even in areas with low an infection charges.

“All throughout the nation, we rejoice our fallen warriors from the Revolutionary War ahead, proper? Well, not this yr,” he mentioned. “Parades are all being canceled throughout the United States, together with in Bozeman, Montana …”

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“There’s been much less than 500 deaths in the whole state of Montana. And one loss of life, one loss of life within the Bozeman space,” Siegel went on. “They’re not having the Memorial Day parade. So how can we rejoice our fallen heroes? How can we rejoice them?”

Siegel then praised President Trump for declaring homes of worship to be “important” and pressuring state governors to open them.

“At least, and we’ll social distance in there, consider me, we’ll pray. If this will occur, we’ll pray for the souls of our fallen heroes,” he mentioned. “If we won’t rejoice them in a parade, let’s a minimum of be capable to pray for his or her souls.”

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