Rubio says 'real crisis' surrounding coronavirus spike is 'irrational hysteria'
NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio slammed the “irrational hysteria” surrounding the surge of coronavirus cases as the omicron variant spreads. “Record numbers testing positive for a sore throat isn’t a crisis. And people in the hospital for car accidents testing positive isn’t a surge,” Rubio tweeted Friday. NEW YORK, FLORIDA SHATTER SINGLE-DAY RECORDS FOR COVID-19 CASES”The real crisis is the irrational hysteria which has people with no symptoms waiting hours for a test or missing work for 10 days.”The average number of daily cases in the U.S. sits at 386,920 as of Saturday, the New York Times reported. Rubio’s home state of Florida broke its single-day record of total coronavirus cases for the fourth time in seven days last week, recording 75,900 cases on Dec. 31. UNITED STATES – MAY 26: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., walks to the Senate subway after a vote in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) ( (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images))COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IS LESS LIKELY TO PUT PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL, STUDIES SUGGESTThe spread of omicron during the holiday season has sparked thousands of