Republicans are trying to turn the pandemic into a "personal responsibility" issue. That's bullshit.
“To suppress a lot of working-age people at this point, I don’t think would be effective.” - he's talking about not wanting to shut down non-essential businesses. I like it when they talk in direct, uncensored ways about how they think about people. Instead of keeping everyone safe, he doesn't want to lose out on labor from people who are of working age. Cool.