We all know there is a crisis, we all know its serious, we all know there are those among us who are suffering. However, the media needs to stop scaring Americans.
It is not helpful to be told that models estimate there could be 100,000 to 240,000 death, a wide range that in itself should tell us how accurate it may be. Most likely no more accurate than predicting the track of the next hurricane. Even if the estimate is accurate, what is the average American to do about it?
We don’t need to know that New York City has ordered military body bags. There are horror stories every day in life, good people die way too young, families are devastated. What purpose is served by daily, even hourly stories of such hardship?
To provide us every detail of the death of individuals in a community who die of Covid-19 is unnecessary.
In fact, there are many people in society, those suffering from depression or other mental health issue, for whom this constant flow of bad new can be harmful. Many seniors too are easily scared and frequently they may be isolated or closely confined in a facility with others also scared.
The media is not providing a public service, they are using this crisis to their advantage, with no public benefit.
Tell us some facts we’d need to know that can be used to protect ourselves and others, provide information that allows us to do something positive … otherwise …