Dr. Drew, famous for his radio shows and reality shows, says that the media needs to quit discussing medical problems in such an over-hyped way. The press is "overreacting" to a minor illness.
Dr. Drew was on a show called "Daily Blast Live" where he discussed how dangerous and how much of a threat he believe's this Coronavirus is to the U.S. Only 11 cases have shown up on the U.S. with the main outbreak being still contained in parts of China. Around the World, 82,588 people have been infected and only 2,800 death reported total (0 deaths in the U.S.).
Drew said that he believes the media in particular is "overreacting" to this scare and needs to leave the reporting of medical information to the experts. "If we have a pandemic (which is a word the press LOVES to throw around) I won't know how to tell that we're actually having a pandemic, because everything is an emergency!", He exclaimed on the show. So True! We've become a culture of over-hyped EVERYTHING in the news.
He reminded everyone that "you're more likely to die from influenza". It's fatality rate is still lower than most diseases and over 5,000 people have died from the flu in just the past few weeks. He called the Coronavirus disease a mild respiratory infection that can turn into worse. "Wash our hands, get your influenza vaccines, listen to the CDC, if there is a problem, they will let us know."
President Trump also spoke to the country and said "best people in the World" working on controlling this disease and that the threat to the U.S. is "very low", at this point.
The CDC has sent warnings of this having a potential to be a big deal, but it isn't right now. They are being proactive and trying to make people aware, so they can help reduce the spread in advance.
Don't buy into all the hype you read on Facebook and in the news media. They need clicks and viewers, and they don't worry much about facts these days to get it.
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