Coronavirus Fears are Out of Control
Monday February 24, 2020 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Editorial
The media has created a fear of the Coronavirus (covid-19) that is out of proportion worldwide. All the talk of pandemic and global fears causing the DOW to drop more than a thousand points today, all on emotion.
According to medical sources, this season’s flu has a mortality rate of around 3%. The mortality rate of the Coronavirus is between 1-2%.
Why aren’t we freaking out about the flu? It’s crazy.
There hasn’t been a single case in the United States resulting in death. Most of the deaths, and all but one so far have been in China, have been as a result of people already being in poor health when they contracted it.
The World Health Organization declined to declare the outbreak a pandemic today, as well.
Let’s not let fear get the better of us.