Do you think that the corona Virus is as bad as the media is reporting?
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Today – I bring some facts and more importantly questions we should always ask.
I was concerned about talking about such a serious subject. The Coronavirus – and I want viewers to know that in no way am I making light of such a dire situation. But no matter how bad the news about coronavirus sounds.
Reroll 1 “CURRENT NUMBERS”
As of Feb 20 2020 on https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ 75 K Coronavirus Cases 2128 Deaths and 16,447 Recoveries which is not the first thing you are hearing and I will get to that in a moment.
Reroll 2 “More numbers”
Also keep in mind- we have in the country historically speaking seen MUCH MUCH WORSE – I will get to that later. But this outbreak is really highlighting something that I think is that is a big problem for society and will be long after they get the coronavirus taken care of. Of course, I want to let you know that the fact I will end with will surprise you.
Slide 1 “Ultimate disaster”
First – lets look at the Ultimate disaster. I remember as a kid watching the planet of the Apes – and seeing the Statue of liberty. Which suggested that the human race had been almost completely wiped out. Back then they didn’t explain how that happened. But in 2011 they did a REBOOT of Planet of the Apes and that movie explained it BRILLIANTLY. I brought the clip because I remember watching it and it really blew me away as to how fast it could feasibly happen. Let me set the stage, during the movie a simian flu virus infects one or two people. One of the first indications of the simian flow is a nose bleed. The movie end with the revelations of one of those people.
Video A “Simian Virus”
You can imagine how fast something can spread. When you are on an airplane and you go to use the bathroom – you probably grab the tops of the seats to keep your balance. Well guess what – so does everyone else. You can’t wash your hands enough. And so a scene like this really highlights no will travel being as easy as it is – a virus can spread much faster.
The Problem comes from Fear and people blinding passing along information instead of questioning.
Has this ever happen to you – that someone SHARES an article with you FORWARDS it to you and it is shocking?
Slide 3 “China seeks for courts approval to kill over 20k patients.”
Do you read that and think, “Well I believe it! China is a ruthless country and they don’t like to let the truth out.” And then you pass it along?
Slide 4Or “do you Look it up on Yahoo or Bing?!” (notice who I didn’t say?)
I looked it up and Snopes says, Nope! They said that the website was referencing other things that are not true. Why? CLICK BAIT. Because once you click on the story, your browser will get tagged and pixeled and now they can cheaply keep serving you ads.
Slide 5 “Now the next one is truly worrisome.”
I had a friend tell me that the government was welding the locks shut on apartment doors to keep people with the coronavirus Quarantined.
Video B “show the video” They have been some pretty credible people reporting this and if you look at the amateur videos posted it looks more like an expose. Now there are theories that this is NOT THE GOVERNMENT but citizens trying to do something else and it is being spun this way.
I will just say I haven’t found a definitive debunking to the story but I am not convinced that is a real story either.
But Manipulating Reality for making sales isn’t new. What if you had the new reporting that Aliens from Mars were attacking Earth. Could it be possible that the audience, hear it and would freak now question it? Can you imagine that happening?
What I am trying to say is with the media there is so much conjecture and you need to really listen to the context of what people are saying. Because a lot of it is opinion but it gets reported as news.
You know people in China can’t Trust their media – the top 5 new channels in China or STATE RUN.
Slide 8 “make light of the Coronavirus”
Now I don’t want to make light of the Coronavirus – I pray for everyone safety and or recovery. But while there are 75 k cases of Coronavirus and 21 00 deaths.
In the last year there have been 66,463 deaths from the flu. One has killed a lot more people and the other has just down a country.
Slide 9 66k sounds like a lot
but in 1918 a flu epidemic broke out and killed 50 MILLION PEOPLE one fifth of the worlds population. That’s more than 3 times the people killed in WW1.
Its tragic – but I hope that maybe helps put this crisis into perspective. There are people trying to fix and resolve the situation – but there are many more that are using this story to SELL CLICKS.
“Challenge what people are trying to sell as reality.”