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CNBC's Rick Santelli suggests infecting "everybody" with coronavirus to protect the stock markets

“Maybe we’d be just better off if we gave it to everybody, and then in a month it would be over”

Bob Brigham
March 6, 2020 8:00AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


One business television personality has a fascinating solution to the coronavirus epidemic: deliberately infect everyone.

CNBC's Rick Santelli suggested that such a move could lessen the impact on the economy.

The World Health Organization currently estimates — off of incomplete data — the COVID-19 coronavirus death rate to be 3.4%. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population for the country last July was 328 million. That means Santelli's proposal could quickly result in the death of over 11 million Americans.


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