Dr. Oz has been attacked relentlessly because of some of his remarks that he made on Fox News. Unfortunately though as usual by the mainstream media, he’s been misquoted.
His critics have misquoted him, wrongly making it sound like he was recommending schools be re-opened despite the possibility of mass death among students. That’s not what he said, not even close.
On his Wednesday night show, Sean Hannity asked what should be done to get the economy going again. Oz replied:
“Schools are a very appetizing opportunity. I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing the opening of schools may only cost us 2–3 percent in terms of total mortality. Any life is a life lost but to get every child back into a school where they are safely being educated, being fed, and making the most of their lives, with the theoretical risk on the back side, might be tradeoff some folks would consider.”
Liberals immediately pounced on the opportunity to attack Oz, and spread more misinformation.
But Dr. Oz was not describing a death toll in the millions. He said the cost could be “2–3 percent in terms of total mortality,” not among all school-aged children or the population at large.
Again the liberal media completely lied, and went in full attack mode to try to claim that Dr. Oz was saying 2-3% of children would die. It’s ludicrous.
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