Sensationalism

Let’s take a look at the numbers.

25 million Americans suffer from depression

1.5 million Americans are homeless

45,000 Americans commit suicide yearly

And we are destroying the world economy because 247 people have died from coronavirus in the USA. Now I am not playing down the fact that every life is precious. But we are decimating the world economy. And the result will be exponentially greater in terms of depression, homelessness and suicide than coronavirus. How many businesses will go bankrupt? How many people will lose their jobs? How many families won’t be able to pay their rent and put food on the table? And then what happens? The consequences will be a million times worse.

And there are no deaths in China for the last 3 days with a population of 1.4 billion. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train. The trajectory in Italy was a result of the aging population and 99 percent of the deaths in Italy were not due to coronavirus but other health related issues. Canada is doing a good job of keeping things under control.

So let’s follow the rules and be safe. But don’t let networks like CNN convince you that the world is coming to an end. They are fear mongering and as such may convince a vulnerable person do do something drastic. They should be more responsible in the way they present their news but I guess they have to sensationalize because their ratings are so bad.

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