This is mostly contributed by the media (especially, mainstream media), as it is ratings gold, as everybody is tuned in to this, mainly because of the social distancing guidelines by the government and CDC. The media sows fear to people by most of the time hyping the situation and exaggerating coronavirus numbers when in fact, it is just way below your typical, seasonal flu.
There is no question that coronavirus is a BIG problem for any country, as it is a new strain of pathogen. We do not know most of it yet. However, data shows that it is preventable and manageable. This means we can do something about it to have it under control. But, it is important to know that it is certainly NOT how the media (not all) overstates it to be.
We must rally behind our leaders, our health care providers. Our President, who works hand-in-hand with them. This is pretty much a piece of cake, but only if we are all together in this.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...
About a week ago, I drilled into the incessant, breathless panic-mongering that led to our entire nation’s response being pegged to the ‘possibility’ that we would end up like Italy–all the while ignoring the fact that there were other possibilities, too. Why might we not end up like Germany? Or South Korea?
Don’t people know that we had our first confirmed case of coronavirus before Italy? Instead of asserting that “WE WILL BE LIKE ITALY! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!” why not ask “Why is Italy so different than the US?” Clearly, its not the evidence which is forcing us to choose Italy as … continue reading...