Spawned from other thread...
Hate to defend media but they didn't cause China to shut down cities and disrupt the global supply chain. They didn't cause Italy and S Korea to create the restrictions they did. The media is just doing what they do and in this age we see the daily stats. It is what it is.Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:03 pmThe scariest part is the fact that so much of this hype is stemming from media over sensationalization of the event.
This is a 'new' virus. The fear and panic don't make sense but not surprising either. People aren't even drinking Corona beer - the media didn't prompt this. Nothing about this makes sense.
OTOH, if the world didn't react the way it did the spread would be much higher and the most conservative death rate estimates show 1%, which is still 10 times worse than flu.
BTW, my younger brother is in Rome and supposed to return tomorrow, just before the flight suspension. But I suspect he'll be bumped off flight for someone 'more important'.