While the media is doing their best to cause panic within the American people over the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is doing his best to calm the general population by sharing simple statistics that put the virus into perspective.
On Monday, the President took to Twitter to compare the coronavirus to the common flu.
“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu,” the President tweeted. “It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life [and] the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”
President Trump is not alone. Physician David Drew Pinsky who is also known as “Dr. Drew” shredded the media for purposely causing panic in the American people which negatively effects not only individuals but also businesses.
“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 stated. “Which should you be worried about, influenza or Corona? A hundred versus 18,000? It’s not a trick question. And look, everything that’s going on with the New York cleaning the subways and everyone using Clorox wipes and get your flu shot, which should be the other message, that’s good. That’s a good thing, so I have no problem with the behaviors.”
“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 added. “The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”
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