Fox News’ Ed Henry: No Biggie That Two People Died in Florida From Coronavirus Since They Were Old
Fox News anchor Ed Henry appeared a bit cavalier when discussing recent deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, highlighting that two people who died in Florida were both elderly and had recently traveled abroad so, in the end, it wasn’t “scary.”
“There have been 18 cases of COVID-19, two people, sadly, have died, but both of those residents were elderly and had traveled internationally,” the anchor declared. “So when you hear the context, it’s not quite as scary.”
The notion of a Fox News host shrugging off deaths of coronavirus victims because of their age wasn’t lost on critics of the network who have observed that many Fox personalities have been downplaying the growing crisis or blaming it on Democrats playing politics.
Fox anchor Ed Henry on coronavirus deaths in Florida: "There have been 18 cases of COVID-19, two people, sadly, have died, but both of those residents were elderly and had traveled internationally. So when you hear the context, it's not quite as scary" pic.twitter.com/5aRW09WP1S
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) March 10, 2020
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