A DJ has said elderly people should "sacrifice themselves to coronavirus" to save the economy.
Glenn Beck, 56, says they should carry on as normal and keep working to ensure the economy survives.
His comments come despite repeated warnings that they are the most at risk of the deadline COVID-19 bug.
Speaking from his home in Dallas, he said: "I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going and working.
"Even if we all get sick, I would rather die than kill the country. Because it’s not the economy that’s dying, it’s the country."
The anti-abortion campaigner, who sees abortion as "evil", is in the high risk category himself.
He said: "In Italy they’re saying if you’re sick and you’re 60, don’t even come in. So I’m in the danger zone."
President Donald Trump has vowed to reopen the US by April 12 in time for Easter after stating that "the cure (for coronavirus) cannot be worse than the solution."
Despite warnings from health experts President Trump, aims to boost the economy by opening the US within a few weeks.
So far there have been 65,797 cases and 935 deaths.
Currently the USA has placed a lockdown in a number of states – a growing number of places have a "shelter in place" order.
Mr Trump has banned all travel from from Europe in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ban covers all of mainland Europe and is in place for the next 30 days.
The UK government has advised all citizens who are over the age of 70 to stay indoors, which could possibly be for up to four months.
This is in a bid to protect them from the outbreak and to prevent spreading of the disease that has gripped the world.
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