“The press needs to shut up,”
Hindi nagugustuhan ni Dr. Drew Pinsky ang paraan ng pagko-cover ng mga media sa coronavirus outbreak. Sinisisi ngayon ni Dr. Pinsky ang mga media sa nangyayaring panic kaugnay sa coronavirus. Ayon sa doctor, walang kaalaman daw ang mga media practitioners pagdating sa medical issue.
“Why aren’t we putting our parties in the right place? It’s the press. The press doesn’t know how to report on medical issues,” sabi ni Dr. Pinsky.
Si Dr. Pinsky ay isang Amerikanong doctor at media personality. Ayon kay Dr. Pinsky, mas malaki daw ang posibilidad na mamatay sa influenza kaysa sa coronavirus sa ngayon.
Nilinaw naman ng Fact-checker na Politifact na mas laganap nga ang sakit na influenza kaysa sa coronavirus pero mas mababa daw ang posibilidad na mamatay sa naturang sakit kaysa sa coronavirus.
“Dr. Drew said “you’re more likely to die of influenza right now” than the 2019 coronavirus.
The key phrase in this claim is “right now.” It’s true that, as of March 10, the flu poses a more immediate threat to the American public than the 2019 coronavirus. That’s because it’s currently more widespread; the CDC estimated there were as many as 49 million flu illnesses from October to February, while there have been 647 coronavirus cases in the United States.
But the mortality rate of the flu is lower than that of COVID-19 — the former is estimated to be as high as 0.1%, while the latter is around 3.4% so far. That means you’re more likely to die if you get the coronavirus than if you get the flu, even though you’re less likely to contract COVID-19.
Dr. Drew’s claim is partially accurate but leaves out important details. We rate it Half True,” sabi ng Politifact.
Sa artikulo ng The Washinton Examiner, ibinahagi nila ang iba pang pahayag ni Dr. Pinsky laban sa media. Ayon daw sa doktor dapat managot ang media sa pagpapakalat ng takot.
“What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed, that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic… The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people,” ani Dr. Pinsky.