The View co-host Meghan McCain recently called Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s comments about praying amid the coronavirus outbreak “dangerous.” According to The Christian Post, Hasselbeck, who herself is a former host of The View, appeared on the show in early March, before stay-at-home orders were put in place.
“I think there can be a fine line between what is taking precaution, and what is panic,” Hasselbeck said while speaking about the coronavirus outbreak. “Yes, we’re going to take precautions, we’re going to Purell, pray that God’s got us in our tomorrows. We pray that this coronavirus is extinguished, that it stops in its tracks,” she said.
Hasselbeck also noted that she would not let the coronavirus “rule” her. She said, “I think we should prepare, I think we should pray. I’m not going to let coronavirus rule me and let it be an idol,” she said, “and I do think our leadership right now is pointing us to say, ‘Hey, this is not a panic situation.’ This is a precautionary situation, we’re going to use Purell, wash our hands — we’re going to be okay, guys.’”