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MY ANGER AT THE NEWS COVERAGE!


Here is sit in my home office at 6:00 am working and watching the News. I am angry and it is my personal opinion that the news I watched is doing a huge disservice to all of us.

The main thrust of most of their Coronavirus coverage was, “scare us”. Unbelievable, disrespectful and a disservice. I am extremely angry and the only way I can express my anger is by writing.

Why am I Angry?

I am angry because the news coverage this morning was confusing, was sensational and did nothing to help us understand how we can best protect ourselves.

Some Information


The flu and corona viruses “are both transmitted by contact, droplets and fomites[1]. As a result, the same public health measures, such as hand hygiene and good respiratory etiquette (coughing into your elbow or into a tissue and immediately disposing of the tissue), are important actions all can take to prevent infection.”[2]

For COVID-19, data to date “suggest that 80% of infections are mild, 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical infections, requiring ventilation.”[3]

“Mortality for COVID-19 appears higher than for influenza, especially seasonal influenza. While the true mortality of COVID-19 will take some time to fully understand, the data we (WHO) have so far indicate that the crude mortality ratio is between 3-4%. For seasonal influenza, mortality is usually well below 0.1%.”[4]

What The News Should Do

First, the news media should stop trying their best to scare us. They need to take a responsibility to help us out of this mess – by promoting simple actions that can prevent most of us from getting the Corona Virus.

A pulmonologist in New York has put out a great video describing what we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT.

I encourage everyone to watch it; we do not have to be scared, and if we do a few simple things, we can get through this as quickly as possible.

What Can We Do?

Follow these simple steps:

1. Know what your hands are doing at all times.


In almost all cases, this disease is spread by touch, not through air

transmission.

So, simple. As much as possible, do not touch people and/or things

that you do not have to touch.

2. If you do touch, wash your hands or disinfect immediately.

3. Do not touch your face with your hands. We all know it is extremely

hard, but it could be the difference between catching or not catching

the Coronavirus.

On the issue of masks, the doctor suggests they do not protect us, but are useful in helping to break the cycle of touching our faces.

So, News Media

Please stop trying your best to scare us. I find it disrespectful and a disservice. We can fight this with credible information and advice. It may not be sexy, but it is simple:

1. Touch people or things – wash or disinfect your hands.

2. Do not touch your face.

3. Watch the Video by the pulmonologist from New York by

CLICKING HERE

Discount Motor City

At Discount Motor City, used car dealership, Surrey, we care about our families and our community. Whether it is providing information or offering excellent used cars for sale Surrey, at great prices and in a comfortable and relaxing environment, our total focus is on helping where we can help.

With Corona Virus, we want to do our part to bring the emotion down; we do not have to be scared. But suggest all of us has a responsibility to be vigilant, to do what we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our community. And that is best done by following the simple rules.

With that, we can get through this quickly. Best wishes from all of us at Discount Motor City, used cars for sale, Surrey.

[1] Fomites - objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such

as clothes utensils, and furniture. [2] World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-similarities-and-differences-covid-19-and-influenza# [3] World Health Organization [4] World Health Organization



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