Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) set the internet abuzz over the weekend after sharing coronavirus precautions that were tweeted by Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and applauded her “good advice” to avoid the spread of Coronavirus.
“To everyone in NYC but ESPECIALLY healthy people & people under 40 (bc from what I’m observing that’s who needs to hear this again): PLEASE stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces right now. Eat your meals at home,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez’s warning was posted as governors in several states shuttered restaurants, bars and movie theaters to encourage social distancing. Los Angeles and New York City followed suit Sunday, but allowed restaurants to offer take-out and delivery orders.
Cruz announced on Friday that he will extend his self-quarantine until March 17 after “a second interaction” with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus.
Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez’s words align with advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has recommended that all gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed for the next eight weeks in a bid to slow community spread of COVID-19.
Good advice — not just for NYC, but everywhere.
If you can stay home, stay home.
And wash your hands. https://t.co/WOcTclI7Ki
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 14, 2020
Bipartisanship in the coronavirus crisis allowed the House to pass an economic relief package last week that includes provisions for free coronavirus testing and paid sick leave. The Senate will take up the bill this week.
Twitter commentators noted the significance of Cruz’s embrace of Ocasio-Cortez’s advice in light of their differences:
We now reached the “Ted Cruz just retweeted AOC and said ‘Good advice’” level of seriousness. 😳 https://t.co/XG8sy71ha9
— Jenny Mae (@redheadjennKC) March 15, 2020
Ted Cruz and AOC are in agreement…it’s definitely the Apocalypse!
— Eric Pierce (@PilotPierce) March 14, 2020
Just waiting for the Four Horsemen.
— Sen. Doug Adams 🇺🇸 (@SenDougAdams) March 14, 2020
Cruz needs to tell that to Nunes pic.twitter.com/ZXBWlLPFZ3
— Libertad & Justicia Para Todos (@ForRealFormica) March 15, 2020
Exactly. I can’t even believe I’m agreeing with Ted Cruz.
— CF Yetmen (@CFYetmen) March 15, 2020
THANK YOU, TED CRUZ
hey, gotta give praise where praise is due
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 15, 2020
I just liked a Ted Cruz Tweet.
Pro: Bodes well for common sense and sound public health advice
Con: May be a sign of the apocalypse.
— Tony Frontier (@tonyfrontier) March 14, 2020
Wow. Not looking like a democratic hoax anymore is it? 😳
— Lisa Baginski (@baginski_lisa) March 15, 2020
When @tedcruz & @AOC are saying the same things you know it's real. Stop fucking around, America. Also, please call for non-essential businesses to be closed. We need UBI & permission/mandates to stay home in order to protect ourselves. Please.
— Azina🧢💙🤝 (@azina) March 15, 2020
This is the most encouraging thing I've seen the internet all week 👍 AOC giving good advice, and Ted Cruz agreeing. Working together in this crisis is so important for families across the US. Everyone can go back to partisanship & taking each other out of context when it's over.
— Dr. Lava's Lost Pokemon (@DrLavaYT) March 15, 2020
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