First, let’s get something perfectly clear: the coronavirus is a new virus and a health threat that should be taken seriously by everyone. Having said that, it doesn’t warrant people rushing into stores and purchasing a year’s worth of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and canned goods.
One of the problems with panic is that it can overwhelm people with anxiety and fear which could lead or aggravate health issues like hypertension, or heart disease, and even cause heart attacks or strokes if not controlled. Elon Musk is no stranger to controversy and recently tweeted that the coronavirus panic is “dumb” receiving the most likes and tweets according to Forbes.
Recently, TMZ caught up with two celebrity doctors, Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz to get their take on the novel coronavirus and the media and both doctors seem to agree that hysteria isn’t warranted. Dr. Drew even goes as far as saying, “the panic that the press is causing is unconscionable.” In other words, get real facts about coronavirus from a doctor or infectious disease expert, not from a reporter.
Watch Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz give their thoughts about Coronavirus fears and the media…
Dealing with an unknown virus is scary but following advice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or from your local health unit is one of the best ways to keep you safe. Things, like washing your hands regularly with soap and avoiding public places with large numbers of people are all good advice recommended by experts.
Here are some of our favorite YouTube comments from the video, “Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz Rip Media for Coronavirus Panic, Urge Common Sense” by TMZ:
- “Translation: Stop acting like sheep and start thinking for yourself.” –
- “They both are right! The media is not helping at all. They love to exaggerate. I wish the media were more responsible.” – Desiree Fantini
- “Stop panicking and hoarding supplies.” – Shannonm75
- “He is right, the panic is worst then the virus itself.” – Tyler Jhonson
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