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Devin Nunes: Pandemic is a ‘great time to just go out’ to restaurants because you can ‘get in easily’

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is a perfect time to frequent gathering places like restaurants and pubs.

Nunes made the remarks during an appearance on the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures with host Maria Bartiromo.

“What the American people need to understand is we need to stop panicking,” Nunes advised. “There’s no shortage of food in this country. People don’t need to go to the store and fight over a bottle of water or toilet paper.”

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“We want you to buy food!” he continued. “There’s a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out. But I will just say, one of the things you can do if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant.”

Nunes observed that patrons could likely “get in easily” at their favorite restaurant.

“Just don’t run to the grocery store and buy $4,000 of food!” he exclaimed. “Go to your local pub.”

In an appearance on CBS, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S. said that he would not dine in public.

“Right now, myself personally, I wouldn’t go to a restaurant,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told Face the Nation on Sunday.

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Every night, from their balconies and windows, the French publicly applaud healthcare workers and nursing staff on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19. In France, nearly 90 percent of nurses are female. So how are these women coping with this unprecedented crisis? FRANCE 24 spoke to four of them.

"For the moment, our most important mission is to help patients but if this continues, they will have to find cannon fodder elsewhere," said Leslie, a palliative care nurse in Marseille, working 12 hours a day to care for people at the end of their life.

Like all hospitals and clinics in France, her department is constantly receiving critical Covid-19 cases: "We have drastically reduced visits, so imagine telling families, who know their loved ones are at the end of their life, that they have no right to see them. Psychologically, this is incredibly difficult for us. We are their only contact before they die. "

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‘Appetizing opportunity’: Alleged quack doctor advising Trump wants to open schools – ‘may only cost us 2% to 3%’ more lives

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Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known to America's TV viewers as Dr. Oz, is calling for the nation's schools to be re-opened despite the coronavirus pandemic that has already killed over 34,000 Americans. He argues that the cost will be "only" an additional 2% to 3% in additional lives lost as a result – a "tradeoff" he suggested that would be worthwhile to get the economy re-opened.

"Schools are a very appetizing opportunity," Dr. Oz told Sean Hannity (video below). "I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing the opening of schools may only cost us 2% to 3% in terms of total mortality," Dr. Oz, who is actually a real, albeit "celebrity" doctor, said Wednesday.

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