Zero-Risk Approach to COVID-19 is Misguided, Sexton Says

Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said Monday that the state lockdowns over new coronavirus outbreaks will never end and if state health officials continue to wait for absolutely no risk of coronavirus fatalities, the country’s morale and the economy will never reemerge.

“Every year, tens of thousands of people die from the flu and we don’t shut down society over it,” Sexton said. “And you could certainly make an argument, if we entirely shut down society, it would lessen flu cases, but there would be catastrophic costs that would come with that, especially if it were a yearly occasion.”


Sexton’s comments came after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top disease expert, told CNN that even with a coronavirus vaccine, the country will still have to practice social distancing and masks will continue to have to be worn to prevent infection.

“Obviously, with a 90-plus percent effective vaccine, you could feel much more confident. But I would recommend to people not to abandon all public health measures just because you have been vaccinated, because even though, for the general population, it might be 90 to 95% effective, you don’t necessarily know, for you, how effective it is,” he told “State of the Union.”


Sexton said pointed out how CNN’s Jake Tapper determined that Christmas might not be “possible” this year due to the threat.

Sexton said Fauci is a good example of why medical doctors are not tasked with balancing policy decisions.

“He [Fauci] has no ability whatsoever to balance out the rest of what’s happening in society,” Sexton said. He continued, “We have to actually fight back against this.”

“I mean, Michigan and Washington state have both gone into three-week, stay-at-home order lockdowns.  So those are now states where they’re pushing even the more extreme from what we saw in the early stage of the pandemic,” Sexton said.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Democrat from Michigan, announced that the state would close colleges, high schools, in-person dining and other measures in order to get a grip on the virus.

Dr. Scott Atlas, the member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, called on the residents of the state to “rise up.” He said, “You get what you accept.”