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 The virus: Media hype is also infectious!

30.06.20. ‘Most of the fevers seem to be in the media’ on COVID-19 reporting.
Sky News host Chris Kenny says while Victoria is “letting the side down” on its handling of COVID-19, it isn’t helpful for some in the media to overstate the problems as people try to get their lives back on track. “Nobody wants this country to lose control of the virus,” Mr Kenny said. “But it’s not helpful to overstate the problems when we’re trying to get the economy, society and people’s livelihoods back on track”. It comes as Victoria has experienced an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past fortnight, with 75 new infections being recorded on Monday. Mr Kenny said, “most of the fevers seem to be in the media”.Source: Sky News

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  • Honeybadger 30/06/2020, 7:51 am

    For goodness sake the Press and Dictator Dan and Deputy Health girlie just love panic stations.
    97% are asymptomatic or mild and more testing will reveal more cases. The numbers in hospital in Victoria are 9 and 1 in ICU but you seldom hear that number it’s all about the 75 new mild cases.
    Unless the country locks down its international borders for ever, or unlikely a vaccine appears, there are going to be continuing large numbers of infections. Protect the old with co morbidities. We have to learn to live with it.

  • luk1955 30/06/2020, 7:58 am

    How can any reasonable person be expected to believe in these numbers? The gov is really softening us up for the second wave in order to pursue more dictatorial policies that will come with the second conjob. These premiers have been given too much power and they don’t want to give back our freedoms – what little we had – and the health officers are now the new little hitlers. The hos are even worse than the premiers.

    The second wave is a scam. There was not enough economic destruction from the first conjob19 so now the gov wants to impose a second conjob19 to stomp on what little recovery has happened so far.

  • Xword 30/06/2020, 8:05 am

    Yesterday … if we can believe CV19 deaths haven’t been inflated … a total of half a million have been recorded world wide (one death for every 15,000 persons). In 1920 (with a world population less than a quarter of today’s) a very conservative figure of 25 million deaths for the Spanish Flu* meant one person in every 80 succumbed. Likely we are seeing a second wave of the virus, but have things been slightly exaggerated?

    *Poor old Spain wasn’t to blame … as a neutral country during the latter years of WW1 it was just about alone in publishing figures of the deadly new virus

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 30/06/2020, 10:17 am

      I tried without success to comment in the Australian yesterday about some deaths in Washington State and another couple of counties in the USA where five people listed as dying from the virus actually died from gunshot wounds, another had a blood alcohol of 5.5% (what a constitution, he must have been an ex DC3 Captain) and out of another 184 who supposedly died from the virus only six actually died from it out of the States population of 3.3 million. It appears that in the USA if a death is from the virus a 20% loading is paid to the institution handling the person and that might explain the high death rate. Follow the money.

      • Ozman 30/06/2020, 11:10 am

        All the figures are inflated. Even if the person who dies has a relative diagnosed with a false positive, the death certificate has to mention COVID-19 related death.

      • Neville 30/06/2020, 4:32 pm

        Then there’s the interviews on Veritas when funeral directors (speaking direct to camera but pixellated) told of how they were TOLD to put deaths down as chinese virus even if the person died from something else, but had the virus in their system

  • bushwanker 30/06/2020, 8:08 am

    I was just contemplating a hearty breakfast but thought I would catch up on the day’s news & opinion first. Starting to listen to Chris Kenny was fine then without warning that bottom feeding Muslim piece of excrement appears. I don’t watch the Project because of him and it’s fawning co-hosts so Mr Ed can we please have ‘trigger’ warnings in future.
    Now instead of breakfast it’s off to the dunny.

    • MM Ed 30/06/2020, 8:21 am

      Are we to assume you have toilet paper?

      • bushwanker 30/06/2020, 8:36 am

        No real toilet paper but the Sydney Morning Herald is the next best thing and if you read it first it’s a good laxative.

      • Big Al 30/06/2020, 10:29 am

        B, that’s much better than the old waxed ‘Wheetbix’ paper of my youth, which gave me constipation because I avoided going to the dunny for fear of not being able to wipe clean my rear end without leaving a stain that would get mum in a tither.

  • Penguinite 30/06/2020, 8:44 am

    All these waves, maybe time to wax the surfboard instead of the lyrics.

  • JG 30/06/2020, 9:02 am

    And we have the poor reporter in US crying about getting shoved in a mob protest. Please what did you think would happen if you become part of the mob.
    Media real balanced reporting not.

  • Ozman 30/06/2020, 11:20 am

    Gateway Pundit reports Remdesivir costs $US 9.00 a dose, will be sold $3,000 per treatment.

    Expect immediate TGA approval and PBS endorsement.

    “It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is that generic, inexpensive hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and should not be used to treat a potentially fatal disease, Covid-19, for which there are no (other) reliable treatments.”

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