20 Reasons Coronavirus May Not Be As Bad As The Media Portrays

By Trista
20 Reasons Coronavirus May Not Be As Bad As The Media Portrays

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve heard about the coronavirus. It has nothing to do with Corona beer but is making its way around the world and causing many countries to panic. No matter where you live in the world, this virus is creeping its way to you, and everyone from hospitals to the government is preparing for a possible outbreak that will kill millions of people. In fact, according to the media, this is one of the deadliest diseases the world has faced in years, if not decades. 

However, many other people are starting to discuss the media’s portrayal of the coronavirus. They bring to the table dozens of other scary outbreaks the world faced over the last couple of decades, such as SARS, bird flu, swine flu, and ebola. No one can deny that the coronavirus is deadly, but many people deny it’s as contagious and scary as people say. While it’s always smart to prepare for the worst that could come, is it necessary to panic to the point of emptying grocery stores, of their hand soap, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper?

This article looks into the real story of the coronavirus and how it may not be as bad as the media states.

The coronavirus is another flu mutation that healthy communities are finding it hard to combat. Flickr.

20. What Is The Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus is a “large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.” The coronavirus can become deadly, especially when it comes to the elderly and babies. However, most diseases are more dangerous for this age group, even the flu, and the common cold. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take precautions to decrease your chances of the coronavirus, but it does mean that it’s already similar to illnesses people have dealt with (and lived through) for centuries.  

The coronavirus is a disease that can cause different illnesses and affect people in different ways. Of course, this isn’t helpful because we are in the middle of the winter – a time of the year when there are many colds and viruses going around as is. To top it off, most of the illnesses doctors see this year are all viruses and there isn’t much people who can do about it except drink plenty of fluids and get rest.