Prager, 71, launched into the bizarre rant during the weekly fireside chat on his YouTube channel PragerU on April 30 saying he even refuses to take a clean fork when offered to him.

‘If I am at a restaurant and my fork or knife falls, I pick it up and use it,’ Prager said.

‘They rush over to give me a new one, like I am flirting with death if I take the fork from the floor. And my view is there’s no reason to come over. The fork fell on the floor. What did it pick up, diphtheria?’

Prager went on to use his anecdote as a way to downplay the spread of coronavirus, saying he is not worried about the pandemic.

‘Am I going to get pancreatic cancer from a fork that fell?’ he said. ‘These things – I’m not troubled by these things.’