Conservative activist and supporter of Donald Trump, Candace Owens, took to Twitter this week to rant about the media and the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Owens claimed that the virus is not a big deal and that the media is making it seem like a big deal. She says that since most people dying from the virus are over 80 years old, it shouldn’t be that concerning.
“One day, we will look back and study the impact of the coronavirus,” she wrote. “Not the virus itself of course, but the mass global mental breakdown that it inspired. Because people think it’s novel that 80 year olds are dying at a high rate from a flu.”
In a subsequent tweet, she expanded on that thought, basically saying that if the elderly get taken out by the coronavirus, it’s just business as usual since we all die around 76-years-old anyway.
“The average age of the hundreds of people that died in Italy— 82 years old,” she wrote. “It is now breaking, terrifying, stop your life and stock up on toilet paper news— that 82 years old, with pre-existing conditions can die from the flu.”
“The mass hysteria is unreal,” she added.
The average age of the hundreds of people that died in Italy— 82 years old.
It is now breaking, terrifying, stop your life and stock up on toilet paper news— that 82 years old, with pre-existing conditions can die from the flu.
The mass hysteria is unreal. https://t.co/3t7Py4p45q
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 10, 2020