Matt Gaetz mocks essential coronavirus funding by strapping on a gas mask
Matt Gaetz speaks to House Judiciary Committee (Fox News/screen grab)

While many have joked that the coronavirus is the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, the truth is that it's a highly contagious disease that has a higher than normal fatality rate. The flu has a .1 percent fatality rate.

After debates over how much money would be needed to ensure American safety, Democrats and Republicans finally agreed on a funding package that passed the U.S. Senate and was sent to the House. Democrats argued that more money would be needed than President Donald Trump anticipated, going off of the funding for ebola, which caused very few people to get sick. In the end, Republicans agreed to over $8 billion in funding.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) mocked the whole process by wearing a gas mask when reviewing the funding.

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