“They are hurting people” – Dr. Drew says the media need to be held accountable for panic they are causing over Coronavirus [VIDEO]

Dr. Drew ripped the media for the panic they are causing over the Coronavirus in an interview on CBS in Los Angeles:

Here’s some of what Dr. Drew said:

“A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we have about 18,000 dead from influenza this year and 100 from corona,” said Pinsky in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “Which should you be worried about, influenza or corona. 100 vs. 18,000, it’s not a trick question. Everything going on with everyone using Clorox wipes and get your flu shot, which should be the other message… that’s good. I have no problems with the behaviors. What I have a problem with is the panic and that businesses are getting destroyed and people’s lives are getting upended. Not by the virus, but by the panic.”

He goes on to say “The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”

As an example of the media creating panic, Dr. Drew noted that the World Health Organization has said that the fatality rate for the Coronavirus is 3.4%, which is being reported widely. But what he says is being conveniently left out in the reporting is that the WHO also said “and we expect it to fall dramatically once we understand the full extent of the illness.”

There’s more in the video above so be sure and watch it…

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