Dr. Phil: People Need To Plan For Next Pandemic So Govt Can’t Tell Us ‘What We Can And Can’t Do’
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1955 -- Pictured: TV Personality Dr. Phil McGraw during an interview on Thursday, April 4, 2024
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Dr. Phil McGraw said on his syndicated television show this week that Americans need to have a conversation about limiting the government’s powers over the people in case another pandemic occurs.

McGraw made the remarks after repeatedly warning throughout the pandemic about the dangers that the lockdowns would have on people, especially children.

“When I stepped up in the beginning and said this lockdown, this quarantine, is going to create more problems with quality of life than that COVID is going to do in taking lives — people looked at me like I was insane,” he said. “I got criticized, called a ‘heretic,’ ‘what is he talking about?’ I’ll tell you what I was talking about, I was talking about exactly what happened and is happening.”

“And what’s more, when you shut down the schools, the day you shut them down, you better have a plan for reopening them. I didn’t see a plan for them to be reopened,” he continued. “And we have an entire generation that is suffering from developmental gaps, educational gaps, mental and emotional challenges and still there’s not a good plan to close those gaps. And my concern is when the next pandemic turns the corner, who’s got the plan then? What was learned from this? Because you don’t hear anybody talking about it, do you? You don’t hear anybody talking about it, but I’m talking about it because I want to make noise about this, I want to force people to say, ‘we need to get ready for when this happens again.’ And I’m not some conspiracy theorist saying they’re coming to get us and lock us up.”


He concluded, “But I’m saying we need to think about whether we’re going to rely on science, and how we’re going to react when the government comes in and starts telling us what we can and can’t do. I think we need less government. I think if they would step back, we tend to have a way to work these things out.”


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