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Old 21st August 2020, 01:26 AM
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It seems after all the crap the media outlets said about the Corvid 19 virus things are now calming down. I am in Florida and we had alarming news everyday from the media about this virus. Make us think we will die today or tomorrow.

Now that the news is not blasting all over the tv channels things have calmed down and people are getting back to their lives. I understand the seriousness of this virus but the world has survived going through stuff like this before. Just like the Spanish Flu in 1918 that killed millions, not thousands.

We have more people die each year here from the flu season then this virus. We don't have all the media outlets alarming people with that problem.

I AM LIKE TRUMP!!!!! I HATE THE NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!

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It seems after all the crap the media outlets said about the Corvid 19 virus things are now calming down. I am in Florida and we had alarming news everyday from the media about this virus. Make us think we will die today or tomorrow.

Now that the news is not blasting all over the tv channels things have calmed down and people are getting back to their lives. I understand the seriousness of this virus but the world has survived going through stuff like this before. Just like the Spanish Flu in 1918 that killed millions, not thousands.

We have more people die each year here from the flu season then this virus. We don't have all the media outlets alarming people with that problem.

I AM LIKE TRUMP!!!!! I HATE THE NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!

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In 1918 they didn't have immediate news day and night and millions died. Perhaps it's the wall to wall 24/7 news that has kept it to the thousands this time.
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It seems after all the crap the media outlets said about the Corvid 19 virus things are now calming down. I am in Florida and we had alarming news everyday from the media about this virus. Make us think we will die today or tomorrow.

Now that the news is not blasting all over the tv channels things have calmed down and people are getting back to their lives. I understand the seriousness of this virus but the world has survived going through stuff like this before. Just like the Spanish Flu in 1918 that killed millions, not thousands.

We have more people die each year here from the flu season then this virus. We don't have all the media outlets alarming people with that problem.

I AM LIKE TRUMP!!!!! I HATE THE NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!

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I certainly do not agree that it is all media hype.
1918 was a different era; today there are many ways to receive the news, and news from all around the world.
Many people act on this information thereby protecting themselves from disease.
Medicines are also different, they are a tad better than in 1918.
Covid 19 for many people seems like "fake news" , another persons problem; that is until it effects you personally or someone who you know.

Yes, I agree that flu "appears" more serious or deadly; however, flu has been around for many years, whereas this covid 19 has been known to the general population for less than one year. Covid 19 has not become widespread in the general population ...YET.

You must also realise that Covid 19 has mutated and there are different strains of it around the world; eg. the European strain is much more contagious and deadlier than the Asian (including Chinese) strain. I am uncertain which strain is more dominant in the USA at present; but one can be certain that it will mutate the same as flu mutates.

My personal take on covid 19 is that there is such a thing (all of these countries and territories can not possibly be experiencing fake news) and I for one will be taking personal precautions to help prevent ME from becoming infected. I was wearing a face mask before the actual outbreak to protect myself from coughs and sneezes from people with little or no personal hygiene when I travelled on the train, tricycle or any other public transport or visited crowded malls; it just seemed the sensible thing to do. I also wear a seatbelt when I am driving, for my own protection.

I am not like Trump, I read multiple sources of news and don't take everything personally the way he appears to. I also listen to proven medical experts who have slightly more expertise in medicine and contagious diseases than a real-estate/ tv reality host; or for that matter ex-armed forces personnel who are simply appointed.

I hope that you, and everyone else, keeps healthy despite Covid 19, and take the necessary precautions for your own well being
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hi John,

sure the news helps but like always they take it to far. Here in the states like Florida that is suppose to be a hot spot they have removed a lot of the testing sites. Everything has started to calm down since the media has stopped scary everyone to death. I understand the virus is serious but there is a limit to the media and how they project the decease.

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Hey Gary D

the 1918 Spanish flu was a completely different problem. We need news but there is a limit on how they tell it. I personally hate them. I agree back in 1918 there was little news and most people didn't even had a radio.

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Here in the U.S. the whole thing is so politicized so who is telling the truth? I follow what the scientists say hoping they are, seems the best odds.
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Covid doesn't seem to be slowing down in our area of Laguna and our Municipality unfortunately and we have 3 more that tested positive, two were government employees and the other an older female citizen but all women.
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If you think you cannot trust the US news, just watch other countries news. There is no way this is a worldwide conspiracy. The deaths are too numerous. The danger is real. Only an idiot would politicize a health crisis.

Stay home. Stay safe.
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Hey Tukaram

You know the statistics show 40,000 people died last year from the flu in the USA alone. Where was the news on that problem? the difference is we have vaccines that will protect most from the flu or lesson the sickness from it. We don't have a vaccine yet to protect us from the virus 19. that is what makes this scary. When and if we get a vaccine that will reduce the symptoms or protect us completely, then we have to be very careful and not get it until we have some protection.

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You know the statistics show 40,000 people died last year from the flu in the USA alone...

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Yeah, and in 6 months Covid has killed more than 175,000 in the US alone. That is why we stay socially distance, to give time for a vaccine to be made.

What is your point?

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