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Fox Business Network 6 Mar 2020

Steve Hilton: People overreacting to coronavirus hype

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Former Director of Strategy for David Cameron Steve Hilton discusses the public's response to coronavirus. #FoxBusiness


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IRRATIONAL MANNER AND IGNORING THE OFFICIAL SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL
THE OFFICIAL SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL ADVICE.
ADVICE. STUART: I’M GOING TO DO MY OWN
STUART: I’M GOING TO DO MY OWN TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC SURVEY
TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC SURVEY TOMORROW.
TOMORROW. I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY.
I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY. I’M GOING TO GO TO TWO LARGE AND
I’M GOING TO GO TO TWO LARGE AND WELL-KNOWN GROCERY STORES.
WELL-KNOWN GROCERY STORES. I WANT TO SEE WHAT FOOT TRAFFIC
I WANT TO SEE WHAT FOOT TRAFFIC IS LIKE, ARE THEY STOCKING UP.
IS LIKE, ARE THEY STOCKING UP. I WILL GO TO A VERY LARGE
I WILL GO TO A VERY LARGE SHOPPING MALL.
SHOPPING MALL. WHAT’S FOOT TRAFFIC LIKE, ARE
WHAT’S FOOT TRAFFIC LIKE, ARE PEOPLE IN THE MALLS.
PEOPLE IN THE MALLS. THEN I’M GOING TO GO TO A VERY
THEN I’M GOING TO GO TO A VERY FAMOUS OUTLET MALL CALLED
FAMOUS OUTLET MALL CALLED WOODBURY COMMONS WHICH USED TO
WOODBURY COMMONS WHICH USED TO HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM
HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM EUROPE AND ASIA VISIT EVERY
EUROPE AND ASIA VISIT EVERY SINGLE DAY BECAUSE PRICES ARE SO
SINGLE DAY BECAUSE PRICES ARE SO CHEAP.
CHEAP. I’M DOING A LITTLE SURVEY OF MY
I’M DOING A LITTLE SURVEY OF MY OWN TO SEE WHAT FOOT TRAFFIC’S
OWN TO SEE WHAT FOOT TRAFFIC’S LIKE, STOCKPILING IS LIKE AND
LIKE, STOCKPILING IS LIKE AND VISITORS FROM FOREIGN TOURISTS.
VISITORS FROM FOREIGN TOURISTS. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN
WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW?
CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, I’M SEEING WHAT I THINK
>> WELL, I’M SEEING WHAT I THINK YOU WILL SEE, TOO, WHICH IS THIS
YOU WILL SEE, TOO, WHICH IS THIS PANIC REACTION.
PANIC REACTION. SO IN COSTCO YESTERDAY, PEOPLE
SO IN COSTCO YESTERDAY, PEOPLE LITERALLY STOCKING UP ON WATER,
LITERALLY STOCKING UP ON WATER, ON TOILET ROLL, ALL THE THINGS
ON TOILET ROLL, ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN SEEING ELSEWHERE
YOU HAVE BEEN SEEING ELSEWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY.
AROUND THE COUNTRY. WE ABSOLUTELY SEE THAT KIND OF
WE ABSOLUTELY SEE THAT KIND OF REACTION.
REACTION. THAT KIND OF REACTION IS
THAT KIND OF REACTION IS COMPLETELY DETACHED AS I WAS
COMPLETELY DETACHED AS I WAS SAYING EARLIER, FROM ANY KIND OF
SAYING EARLIER, FROM ANY KIND OF ADVICE WE ARE GETTING FROM THE
ADVICE WE ARE GETTING FROM THE AUTHORITIES.
AUTHORITIES. THAT’S WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY
THAT’S WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY PEOPLE ARE OVERREACTING TO HYPE
PEOPLE ARE OVERREACTING TO HYPE RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE VERY
RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE VERY SENSIBLE, VERY CLEAR AND
SENSIBLE, VERY CLEAR AND CONSISTENT ADVICE WE HAVE HAD
CONSISTENT ADVICE WE HAVE HAD FROM THE MEDICAL EXPERTS AND
FROM THE MEDICAL EXPERTS AND SCIENTISTS.
SCIENTISTS. HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS, WASH YOUR
HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS, WASH YOUR HANDS, DISINFECT SURFACES, ET
HANDS, DISINFECT SURFACES, ET CETERA.
CETERA. THAT’S ALL GREAT.
THAT’S ALL GREAT. BUT NO ONE IS SAYING DON’T
BUT NO ONE IS SAYING DON’T TRAVEL.
TRAVEL. NO ONE IS SAYING STOCK UP ON
NO ONE IS SAYING STOCK UP ON TOILET PAPER.

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