Katy Tur Rips ‘Just Plain Dumb’ Comments by Anti-Quarantine Protesters Comparing Coronavirus to the Flu
MSNBC host Katy Tur didn’t mince words on Monday when reacting to stay-at-home protesters claiming the deadly novel coronavirus was no more contagious than the flu, repeatedly pointing out how “dumb” those comments were.
“It’s just dumb. It’s just dumb to call it the flu,” she exclaimed. “I don’t think any of us would be standing on street corners wearing masks if it was just the flu. Also, the flu has a vaccine. This does not have a vaccine. The flu is not as contagious as this seems to be, according to everybody that has experienced it.”
Tur would go on to say that while she hated giving these recent protests any attention “because they are so small,” their message has been amplified on social media and “by the President of the United States who tweets things like ‘Liberate Virginia’ and ‘Liberate Michigan.’”
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.