There’s a fine line between precautions and panic. Dr. Drew puts this health crisis back into its proper perspective.
We’ve been seeing far greater emotional than rational reactions to this viral outbreak.
Now it’s time for a little perspective.
When we look around, what do we see? We see supply chains disrupted, panic purchases of toilet paper and hoarding of masks that hospital staff need to properly do their jobs.
Is it GOOD to take precautions, like what New York has been doing with their subways? Yes.
But is the full-on panic to scale with the threat we are facing?
Dr. Drew says ‘no’.
Here’s why he thinks that:
Dr. Drew on the coronavirus: “Businesses are getting destroyed and people’s lives are being upended not by the virus, but by the panic. The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people”pic.twitter.com/as2xu0Am8E
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2020
Take a deep breath, everybody.
If we’re all in a panic, even our well-intentioned precautionary measures will be disjointed and ineffectual.
Let’s all slow this down a little and think our way through the problems in front of us.