Fear Sells

Fear Sells

by Don Rosenberg, 3/2/2020

In the newspaper business there’s a saying, “If it bleeds it leads.” In other words, no matter what the pain the story may cause for the victim, the goal is to sell newspapers, and a bloody crime is interesting to read about.

The Coronavirus has been turned into a worldwide panic to sell papers and increase viewership.

Well-known medical expert, Dr. Drew, has a similar opinion.

Think of the panics we’ve been offered in the past. Y2K – when we thought all our computers would crash on 1/1/2000, and recent disease outbreaks like SARS, MERS and Ebola.

These were legitimate concerns and people needed to pay attention, but hindsight shows they were not the end of the world.

This Coronavirus is being exploited as a panic by the media and the Democrats…

The lamestream news organizations need people to watch TV news and read the papers. Now that “Russia Collusion,” the Muller Report, and Impeachment have turned into duds, how wonderful it is to have something new to glue people to their TVs to watch ads for male enhancement pills or weight loss.

The Democrats and the leftist media almost immediately blamed the “crisis” on President Trump. They realize that their chances to win in November with Biden, Sanders or even Bloomberg are nil. So either weaken Trump so much that his victory in November is slim while the Democrats hold the House or even win the Senate, or one of their “Three Old Men” will win. Even if Socialist Sanders wins, the Democrats’ lust for power is so great they’d rather be in charge of the demise of the United States than have to sit on the sidelines while Trump keeps America great.

The stock market has taken a historic tumble. Glee for Democrats who know the fantastic economy is Trump’s greatest strength. It’s very disquieting to see liberals publicly wishing for our economy to collapse. And then we see the market rallied up by 5% on Monday. Sorry, Democrats!

Another supporter of CoronaCrisis is the face mask companies. Just kidding here, but there has been a huge run on face masks, while all the experts say they do absolutely nothing to help, and may actually speed the spread of the virus.

Yes, the Coronavirus is frightening, but the medical experts and other sane people on the news point out that it’s similar to the flu, but all agree it is more contagious and more serious. The flu kills 16,000 Americans a year. The Coronavirus, at the time of this writing, has killed five Americans.

As of today, China is reporting a significant slowing of the disease. That means the disease can be contained with proper quarantine policies.

The number of new coronavirus cases outside China was almost 9 times higher than that inside the country over the last 24 hours, World Health Organization officials said Monday.

As epidemics spread across other continents, new cases in China are falling, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. It reported just 206 new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on Sunday, the lowest number of new cases in that country since Jan. 22, he said. 

Full story from CNBC…

Odd that we haven’t heard much about this…

The World Health Organization has a detailed page with videos and advice on how to protect yourself from the Coronavirus. Funny we don’t see that publicized much either. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself. A lot less scary when an expert explains things, isn’t it?

Here’s his video.

So what’s the plan? Already there are scores of biotech companies developing a vaccine. Israel and the U.S. are very close even now. Trials could start in a month or so.

A good strategy will be to contain the virus as much as possible and minimize the casualties, while we wait for the vaccine to become available.

The other part of the plan will be to mitigate the economic damage. It’s very clear that the US strategy to allow critical industries to be controlled outside this country was ill-advised. Look for manufacturing to return to the U.S. in many important areas as a matter of national security.

Another area of concern is immigration. So far there seems to be only one case of the virus in Mexico, but it begs the question, “Is the Democrat dream of open borders really that good an idea?”

In fact, the entire Democrat utopia of populations concentrated in large cities, with mass transit as the primary method of transportation is exactly what is NOT needed in a world vulnerable to Coronavirus and even more deadly diseases. Not great news for those who want to reshape the world.

So let’s not prepare for the end of the world just yet, although the lamestream media and the Democrats would love a good disaster so they can finally beat Trump.

Wikipedia lists 207 predictions for the end of the world. 0% accuracy so far! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

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