Latest Fact-checks on Dan Forest Dan Forest stated on September 2, 2020 in an interview: "All evidence points to the fact that our kids are 17 times more likely to have ill effects from the seasonal flu than they are from the coronavirus.” Dan Forest stated on July 4, 2020 in an interview: Multiple studies “all said for decades, masks do not work with viruses.” Dan Forest stated on June 22, 2020 in a tweet: "North Carolina is one of four states" that hasn't opened gyms. Dan Forest stated on April 24, 2020 in an interview: "We’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we've had COVID-19." Dan Forest stated on November 25, 2019 in a press conference: Says immigrants wanted by ICE have victimized "tens of thousands of children" in North Carolina. Dan Forest stated on March 6, 2017 in a press conference in Texas: Says HB2 has hurt North Carolina’s economy by "one-tenth of 1 percent of our annual GDP." Dan Forest stated on February 14, 2017 in a written statement: "If Governor Cooper's proposed bill for repealing HB2 becomes law, it will create a state-sanctioned 'Look But Don't Touch' policy in our bathrooms." Dan Forest stated on April 6, 2016 in a tweet: Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance would have "opened all bathrooms to all sexes at all times" if it hadn’t been overturned.