Dr. David Drew Pinsky, a/k/a Dr. Drew, took it to the media in an interview about the coronavirus and the media’s handling of the issue. He says the media is causing panic among the people and it’s hurting people’s lives.
He runs through the numbers of the new coronavirus and the flu.
“A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we’ve got about 18,000 dead from influenza this year, we have a hundred from corona,” Dr. Drew said.
Which one you think we should be worried about? Dr. Drew says it’s not a trick question. He likes some of the reaction of the people. For example, people are finally washing their hands more and cleaning surfaces in public places such as subways, airplanes, etc..
But there’s a real problem with the panic that is setting in.
This panic isn't leading to productive behavior. In fact, he says it's destroying lives.
“What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed, that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic,” Dr. Drew continued.
So how did we get to this panic stage and how can we get back to reality with regards to the coronavirus?
“The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”
The media seems to be celebrating each day the market drops, flaming the mass hysteria and panic that so far seems to be unfounded. The problem is that the media sold this, from the beginning, as the 'big one' that was going to wipe out a large chunk of the Earth's population. It has never been anything close to that and there's no reason to think it will be.
Dr. Drew mentions that even if the fatality rate (from The WHO) of the coronavirus stays at 3.4% it's still not a bad flu season because of the numbers of people that are getting it. The market opened down, on Monday morning, and trading had been halted. Panic has taken hold but there's still no valid reason. It's time the media is held to account for their actions as well, not just over the Russia collusion hoax but also for manipulating markets for political gain. It's only hurting people and for no good reason.
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