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Varney: Coronavirus lockdown protests are 'fundamentally American'
Varney: Coronavirus protests aim to relieve economic pain
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on the purpose of coronavirus lockdown protests in America.
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, in his latest “My Take,” argues that coronavirus lockdown protests across the country are “fundamentally American” in the fight for relief.
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As an example, Varney said, elective surgeries such as hip or knee replacements are being pushed off by hospitals, even in states with low virus rates. Varney said patients in need of these surgeries are “understandably dismayed and perhaps angry” at the delay.
“Bad knees hurt!” he said. “And the hospitals are not happy because they urgently need the money that elective surgery provides. Because of the lockdown, hospitals need massive government help.”
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Some areas and businesses in certain states like South Carolina are reopening, Varney said, which is building up demand for a wider reopening nationwide, as well as demand for “personal liberty.”
“Protesters around the country are asking, ‘Why can’t we go back to work?’” he said. “Why can’t you get a new knee?”