I have never witnessed such a panic in my life time over this coronavirus and I am a survivor of the 1957-1958 Asian flu that killed somewhere around 2 million people in China and Asia and about 68 thousand Americans before it ended. It affected children in the first phase and the elderly in its second past so no age group was exempt and I truly do not remember the panic that I see today. When they cancel major league baseball thats a panic; when they cancel professional basketball thats a panic; when they cancel professional hockey thats a panic; when they cancel March madness thats a panic, when they cancel the Masters Golf Tournament thats a panic when toilet paper runs out in the stores thats a panic; when they run out of water in the stores thats a panic; when they run out of vitamin C in the stores thats a panic. etc,etc,etc!
The following was posted by Patrice Lewis,published by WND: ” What on earth is causing such panic over COVID-19? Why can’t people put things in perspective? This virus is not Ebola or bubonic plague, yet we’re acting like it’s a death sentence for anyone and everyone who contracts it. I know the media tends to operate on an “if it bleeds, it leads” basis, but it’s driving me nuts to see the ridiculous amount of unnecessary terror being cultivated.”
“There is far more damage being created by the panic than by the virus itself. The damage is hitting hardest those who are most unable to take a hit – small business owners, hourly workers, the poor. Yet because the media continue to push the angst and drama, the panic worsens, and the little guy takes a huge hit. There will be millions of job losses. Did you get that? Not deaths, job losses. Millions.”
“Doctors everywhere – who understand the statistics about flus – are urging calm. During an interview with CBS News last week, Dr. Drew Pinsky “shredded the media for purposely causing panic in the American people which negatively affects not only individuals but also businesses. … ‘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. The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”
I am in the elderly class so I am a target for this whatever it is, they are not sure even what to call the damn thing but we must get a grip about it. You put the cable channel on such as Fox and it has dominated the news both day and night.This has even come down to the local level where high school swimming tournaments have been canceled and even the cancellation of schools. We all know what we need to do if we come down ill or I should hope so. I am not downgrading the concerns of this disease but on the other hand I will not downgrade the engine of the United States which is carry on, we are Americans after all and we are all Gods children and I am sure God would not like to be watching the spectacle that is going on in America today. I will say lets all defeat this disease without allowing it to defeat us, we are Americans after all!