Coronavirus crisis forces choice between civil liberties and public health

Public officials have had to make tough choices because of the coronavirus outbreak.

It's the choice between civil liberties and public health. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says some people think we've made the wrong choice.

"I've talked to hundreds of people, and they all say the same thing. We can't lose our country," Patrick told Tucker Carlson on the Fox News Channel this week.

Fox's Laura Ingraham agrees, and says other countries have decided not to close down.

"Sweden and Denmark have rejected the total lock down approach. They are getting some grief for it, but they are not seeing a higher rate of infection," Ingraham said Wednesday night.

But Gerald Treece with South Texas College of Law Houston says public officials made the right choice.

"The balance is always in favor of the government," Treece explained. "The needs of the many outweigh the harms of the few."

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