Joe Scarborough’s Stark Warning on Covid-19: ‘This Isn’t Like 9/11, This is Like World War II’

Joe Scarborough’s Stark Warning on Covid-19: ‘This Isn’t Like 9/11, This is Like World War II’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has issued an unprecedented warning about the required response to the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Morning Joe host compared the situation to the Second World War, saying that a much stronger reaction was needed.

“It was a very sobering report that was delivered this weekend,” Scarborough said. “Two million, up to two million Americans could die from the Coronavirus. That’s actually, think about it, Willie [Geist], that’s more Americans than died in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Civil War combined.”

“It’s a staggering number. The same thing happened in Great Britain, where they reversed course after finding out their models yesterday would lead to 250,000 British citizens dying. So there was, without a doubt, there was an awakening there. And the White House is unusually focused and frightened about what is coming. I say frightened. They understand what’s going to be coming. I spoke to high-ranking officials yesterday, John Meacham, who said this is going to be very bad. We are going to have to, you know — it’s all hands on deck.”

“This isn’t like 9/11. This is like World War II. It’s going to change the way we live as Americans. And the atmosphere inside the White House was very sober. As I hear the President yesterday talking about voluntary measures, and then suggesting they may have to lock down so-called hot spots, I was thinking, that’s actually the best way to go at first.”

“Because we Americans might not respond as well, certainly not as well as, let’s say, people in China, people in Singapore, to federal government locking things down. It’ s going region by region, state by state, locality by locality.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor