On Monday, South Korean Health Minister Park Neunghoo told CNN that he was confident that the worst of the coronavirus was behind South Korea as he stated that the country had “passed the peak.”
“We are hoping that we have passed the peak, taking the numbers into consideration, and cautiously expecting we have passed the peak,” Neunghoo said to CNN.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Despite the magnitude of the outbreak in South Korea, the country managed to keep the death rate relatively low, which is partially attributable to its swift, accessible and free coronavirus testing, according to Business Insider. The country was able to conduct as many as 10,000 tests per day and built a drive-thru testing clinic that could detect the virus in 10 minutes.
The quick response allowed South Korea to detect more than 6,000 patients, and the death rate hovers around 0.6%.
“Detecting patients at an early stage is very important and we learned the simple lessons by dealing with this virus that this is very contagious — and once it starts, it spreads very quickly and in very wide areas,” Neunghoo said to CNN. “Raising the testing capability is very important because that way, you can detect someone who’s carrying the virus, then you can contain the virus.”
While South Korea seems to be recovering from the virus, the media is doing everything they can to panic the American people.
During an interview with CBS News last week, Physician David Drew Pinsky who is also known as “Dr. Drew” shredded the media for purposely causing panic in the American people which negatively effects not only individuals but also businesses.
“A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we’ve got about 18,000 dead from influenza this year, we have a hundred from corona,” Dr. Drew stated. “Which should you be worried about, influenza or Corona? A hundred versus 18,000? It’s not a trick question. And look, everything that’s going on with the New York cleaning the subways and everyone using Clorox wipes and get your flu shot, which should be the other message, that’s good. That’s a good thing, so I have no problem with the behaviors.”
“What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed, that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic,” Dr. Drew added. “The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham had a similar message as Pinsky as she hammered Democrats for trying to scare people about the coronavirus, arguing that the virus is relatable to “a severe flu season.”
“Right now we are telling people to act as if this is a severe flu season and wash your hands often,” Grisham said to “Fox & Friends.” “If you are elderly or have any ailments or underlying health issues, maybe don’t go to areas where there are big crowds. If you do start to feel sick stay home, don’t go to work.”
Grisham was then asked if President Trump still planned on holding rallies despite the coronavirus and it’s ability to spread.
“He plans on still holding rallies,” Grisham said on Fox. “I will tell you that with our president, this man who doesn’t sleep and who I have seen work 15, 16 hours a day every day, I have no problem thinking that he is going to be just fine and just healthy.”
Grisham then said that it is time for “politicians and the media to stop using this as a tool to politicize things and to scare people. It’s not responsible. This is not the time for this.”
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