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The coronavirus hysteria ramped up a notch when the CDC and the White House coronavirus task force "recommended" wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through droplets coughed or sneezed into the air.

Misinformation and fear mongering by the news media led people to believe the virus is easily transmitted by lingering in the air for 3 hours -- which is not only false, but caused more mass hysteria.

Less than two months ago, WH task force member Dr Anthony Fauci said face masks were not necessary and could put people at risk because masks cause people to touch their faces more.

The virus enters the body when you touch your face before washing your hands. You should always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before touching your face.

This video is from a 60 Minutes interview in late March. The footage has since been scrubbed from the Internet.

Watch the video quickly before it's taken down.
 

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Americans are feeling anxious and scared as over 93,800 cases of coronavirus are confirmed and 1,428 people have died in the US.

The fear and hysteria has led some families to make rash decisions. Comedienne Luenell Campbell is among Americans who are panic-stricken amid the media-driven hysteria.

The 61-year-old kicked her daughter, Da'Nelle Campbell, out of her home after Da'Nelle apparently laughed in her face.

In an emotional post on Instagram, Luenell shared that she banned her daughter from her home for making light of the coronavirus.

"I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD," she wrote in the caption of her message.

"I'm sure most of the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting because they're not as 'woke' as they think they are ... Why am I sharing this publicly? Because maybe some of You might want to think of the activities of Your children outside of your house these days as well. The millennials are not listening and not taking proper precautions. This is our LIVES we are talking about people especially if you are in a certain age category. I’m bummed but it is what it is.
#fukthesekids."

The coronavirus causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults. Covid-19 causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the elderly, those with chronic illness, and people who smoke.
 

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I meant to say it breaks my damn Heart?? not my damn Geart, thats just how emotional I was when making this decision but when you choose ur friends over your Family, I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD. I’m sure most of the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting because they’re not as “woke” as they think they are ? Why am I sharing this publicly? Because maybe some of You might want to think of the activities of Your children outside of your house these days as well. The millennials are not listening and not taking proper precautions. This is our LIVES we are talking about people especially if you are in a certain age category. I’m bummed but it is what it is. #fukthesekids ?

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The toilet paper shortage in America is causing serious backups at city water treatment facilities due to clogged pipes caused by baby wipes, paper towels and other non-flushable materials.

The problem could cause untreated sewage backing up into homes via overflowing toilets.

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board announced Friday that it has more sewer backups than normal due to residents flushing non-disintegrating waste.

According to Nola.com, the board has asked city residents to "think before they flush."

A spokeswoman for the board told Nola.com: "As a reminder, only human waste and toilet paper are flushable. Baby wipes, paper towels, and even 'flushable' wet wipes may clog your sewer line and cause overflows."

The backups have come as New Orleans grocery stores struggle to keep a high stock of toilet paper on the shelves amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The toilet paper crisis has led to unscrupulous vendors marking up the price of toilet paper on Amazon.com and eBay.com.

According to behavioral expert Paul Sheard, people's fears over dwindling supplies amid a possible martial law is causing the problem. He said the problem is not a shortage of toilet paper, but people's fears causing them to hoard the bathroom tissue.

"It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If people are concerned that the shelves will become empty, they will become empty."

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It was business as usual for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who attended 3 fundraisers and worked out in the Senate gym after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to The Washington Post, the 57-year old politician worked out in the Senate gym on Sunday morning, and has been going about his daily business despite the positive diagnosis.

Paul, like other notables who are infected with the flu-like virus, has no symptoms and says he feels fine.

Most people believe the nation's overreaction to the coronavirus causes more harm than the virus itself.

Paul's office did not respond to an email from The Fix requesting the date he took the test, nor did the office staff provide an answer to that question from The Washington Post.

One of Paul's colleagues expressed outrage over his lackadaisical attitude toward the virus.

"This, America, is absolutely irresponsible," tweeted Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Sunday. "You cannot be near other people while waiting for coronavirus test results. It endangers others & likely increases the spread of the virus."

Paul is the First U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19. Two other Congressmen also tested positive for COVID-19 and numerous others have self-isolated after coming in contact with infected colleagues.

Despite the extreme measures being undertaken in Democratic cities, the fatality rate for the virus is still around 1% and decreasing daily. Many say the mass hysteria is unwarranted and unprecedented.

President Trump said his administration will take two weeks to decide on the next course of action to combat the virus.

Noting that the anti-malarial drug Chloroquine has serious side effects for Black people, Trump tweeted: "WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!"

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Avengers actress Evangeline Lilly refuses to self-quarantine at home, saying she values her "freedom" over preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The 40-year-old mother-of-two sparked outrage on Instagram.com when she dismissed the coronavirus as a "respiratory flu."

She even added fuel to the conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was orchestrated by the government to destroy the economy ahead of President Trump's reelection.

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In a post earlier this week, Lilly shared an image of her "morning tea," which she captioned:

"Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual."

The actress is mom to 8-year-old Kahekili Kali, with her partner Norman Kali, as well as one other child.

"Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices," she wrote.

Her fans were quick to respond by pleading with the star to stay at home with her family.

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Rapper Quavo Huncho, of the Migos, posted a photo of his trip to a local grocery store. The rapper stepped out to pick up some bread and milk, but when he got to the grocery store, he found the shelves were bare.

He posted a photo that showed him wearing a face mask and standing alone in a store aisle with empty shelves. The shelves were stripped of everything but the non-essentials.

Quavo captioned the image "Damn... I'm Late Be Safe Everyone..."

Most Democratic cities are on lockdown as the country reacts to the coronavirus as if it was the bubonic plague.

About 2-3 people die from the Covid-19 virus per day in America. By comparison, the flu kills 100-200 people per day.
 

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The Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the global economy as stock markets crash, small business shut down, and more employees are being let go or laid off.

Employees who still have jobs are working from home, and restaurants that haven't shut their doors have switched to take-out only or delivery only.

Grocery store shelves are bare. Millions of children are out of school for weeks or months, and nursing homes have banned families from visiting their loved ones.

The mass hysteria over the coronavirus is unprecedented in the nation's history. Never before has the major sports leagues in America canceled their seasons for a virus epidemic or pandemic.

The following are questions culled from my comments section and emails. Hopefully this Q&A will help ease some of your fears and concerns.
 

What is a coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus that causes common respiratory tract infections such as a cold virus.

What is COVID-19?

The novel (new) coronavirus is dubbed COVID-19 because it was first identified in Wuhan China in 2019.

Is Covid-19 deadly?

Covid-19 is deadlier than the common coronavirus because it causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

The symptoms include fever (over 101.5), cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include sore throat, joint and muscle pain, headaches and weakness.

How is the virus transmitted?

The main route of transmission is via droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing. The other mode of transmission is via touching contaminated objects or surfaces then touching your face.

I have flu-like symptoms? Should I go and get tested?

First, don't panic. Call your doctor or healthcare professional for instructions. Don't go to the hospital unless absolutely necessary.

What is the incubation period for Covid-19?

The incubation period (the time before you experience symptoms) is anywhere from 2 days to 14 days.

Is there a cure for Covid-19?

There is no cure for a virus. There are treatments such as Theraflu or a similar medication to relieve the symptoms.

Who is most at risk for dying from Covid-19?

People most at risk for dying from the virus are the elderly, over age 60, who have chronic illnesses such as cancer, respiratory or cardiac problems. And people who smoke.

I was recently in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. How many days should I self-quarantine?

Follow the quarantine instructions on the CDC's website. Avoid going to the hospital unless absolutely necessary.

Why are young people dying from Covid-19?

Less than 19% of the death cases in Italy are people under age 40. Those young people may have been smokers or vapers. They may also have respiratory illnesses or compromised immunity caused by HIV/AIDS. The data shows that young people who have no preexisting conditions are not affected by the virus.

Is the coronavirus deadlier than the common flu virus?

No. Statistics shows the coronavirus kills an average of 2 people per day (out of a population of 327 million) in America. By comparison, the influenza virus kills 100-200 people per day in America.

Is Covid-19 more contagious than the flu virus?

There is not enough data to know the answer. The CDC is very slow to complete testing - unless you are wealthy or a celebrity.

What is the fatality rate for Covid-19?

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the fatality rate is less than 1%. When more Americans are tested for the virus, the fatality rate will fall to 0.1% (same as the flu). About 81% of people who have the virus will recover. A majority of those don't have symptoms.

Is my child at risk of catching the coronavirus?

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The data shows most children who test positive for the coronavirus have no symptoms or mild symptoms. Some children get sick if they have preexisting conditions or weak immunity from a recent cold or the flu. No child has died from Covid-19 anywhere in the world.

Sandra, you keep saying the coronavirus is just like the flu. Isn't that irresponsible?

What I said is Covid-19 is "no worse than the flu." Most people who contract Covid-19 have no symptoms or their symptoms are mild. People who have recovered from Covid-19 say it feels like a mild case of the flu.

Are the gheys more vulnerable to dying from Covid-19?

Homosexuals and transgenders are most at risk if they have weak immunity from HIV/AIDS or some other respiratory illness.

Will washing my hands protect me from the virus?

Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds kills the virus on your hands. But you may still contract Covid-19 if someone who is sick coughs or sneezes around you.

I want to comply with social distancing. How far should I separate myself from others?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends maintaining a distance of 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. The CDC recommends 3 feet of separation between yourself and others.

Can I have sex with my partner if we're positive for Covid-19?

Covid-19 is not a sexually transmitted disease. But transmission during sex is 100% due to kissing. If you are both positive - and neither of you are sick - you can enjoy physical intimacy to pass the time while you're both in self isolation.

Can food transmit the coronavirus?

According to the FDA, there is no evidence that Chinese food transmits the coronavirus.

Why is the response to Covid-19 so different from the response to H1N1 (Swine flu) in 2009?

Thanks to the internet and social media, fake news spreads faster now than it did in 2009. Dr. Roger Marshall, who represents Kansas' 1st district, believes Covid-19 is being "sensationalized," and he says the news media has blown the virus out of proportion. Dr. Drew Pinsky also criticized the news media for overhyping Covid-19.

Why aren't celebrities and athletes who test positive for the virus getting sick?

Because the Covid-19 virus is no worse than the flu. Many people are healthy and have strong immune systems to fight off the virus, so they don't get sick.

Why are so many people dying from Covid-19 in Italy and Iran?

Because the healthcare systems in those countries are not as good as in the United States. Also, many people in those countries are smokers or they were HIV-positive.

Why is there so much hysteria surrounding Covid-19?

Because we live in an era where fake news and bad information spreads instantly via the internet and cable news before it is verified.

What are antibodies?

Antibodies are part of your immune response to any virus. When you catch a cold, your immune system kills the virus then creates antibodies that will recognize that virus and protect you from that virus (except HIV).

If I have Covid-19, can I transmit it to my dog or cat?

One dog in China contracted a "low-level infection" from its owner. The dog did not get sick. Current data shows humans do not transmit Covid-19 virus to their pets.

What is ACE2?

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2, is a protein that Covid-19 virus attaches to so it can enter human cells to replicate (make copies of itself).

Are Black people immune from Covid-19 because we have less ACE2?

No. Black people can still acquire Covid-19, but the symptoms are usually mild to non-existent.

I heard that a Black person died from Covid-19. Is that true?

Yes. A few Black people have died from Covid-19 because they smoked or they had chronic illnesses such as cancer, AIDs, respiratory or heart problems.

I have diabetes. Should I be concerned?

Just like the flu, Covid-19 can drive your blood sugar up. Monitor your blood sugar and urine ketones if you're a diabetic Type 1. Be cautious adjusting your insulin dosage (if you take insulin). You should keep emergency carbohydrates on hand in case your blood sugar drops unexpectedly.

I smoke a lot of weed. Should I be concerned?

Yes. The data shows people who smoke or vape are in the high risk category.

I ordered something on Amazon. It's shipping from China. Should I be concerned?

No. According to the CDC, the virus doesn't survive long on packages or letters. The virus needs a host to survive. Covid-19 can survive up to 9 days on surfaces but only under laboratory conditions. A hot, stuffy UPS or FEDEX truck is not a laboratory condition.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional
 

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Idris Elba responded to critics who said his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, should not have appeared with him in his video announcing he tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a video on Twitter.com, Elba asked his fans not to panic over his positive test. He said he was self-isolating until he tested negative.

But his followers couldn't help noticing Sabrina breathing all over him in the video - as if she too was infected.

Elba wasn't here for the disrespect to his wife.

"Sabrina wanted to be by my side," he insisted in a follow-up video tweet. "As much as we talked about her not coming to where I am, she did and wanted to. And I would do the same for her."

Elba, who has no symptoms, said his wife took the test on Tuesday, and they are awaiting the results, which usually takes 24-48 hours.

In a second video, Elba chastised TikTok users and others who believe the virus doesn't affect Black people due to Black folks having less ACE2 enzyme receptors than other races and ethnicities.

"Please stop sending the, um, conspiracy theory nonsense about Black people not being able to get Coronavirus -- Covid-19," he said. "It's dumb, it's silly, it's very dangerous."

He left out the part that most healthy people - himself included - experience no symptoms or mild symptoms. No other so-called "deadly virus" behaves this way. A deadly virus is usually deadly to most people who contract it -- not the other way around.

So what's really going on?

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Al Roker has left NBC's Today after a staffer tested positive for the Coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19.

Roker, 65, is one of America's best known weather forecasters. He and Craig Melvin did not appear on Monday's episode of Today after one of the staffers tested positive for the Coronavirus.

NBC learned of the staffer's positive test on Sunday night and informed the anchors. The network is trying to determine whether to cancel tapings of the show.

"Both are fine right now, they feel good, but caution is the order of the day," said co-host Savannah Guthrie on the show.

In 2002, the portly Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. Eight months later, he dropped 100 pounds.

Today is asking all employees who came in contact with the staffer to self-isolate for 14 days. Employees the show's third hour were asked to work from home.

Over 4,000 people in the U.S. are confirmed positive with 71 deaths. The average age of the people who died is 80.

President Donald Trump said the outbreak could last until August but he said he is not considering a nationwide lockdown.

The Coronavirus hysteria has reached peak levels. San Francisco's mayor has ordered a 3-week lockdown. Residents will not be allowed to leave their homes for anything except doctor visits or grocery stores.

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Rapper Offset is among the healthy youth making light of the coronavirus outbreak that is affecting the elderly and ill people.

The 28-year-old Georgia native commented on the widespread panic and hysteria over the C-virus that has claimed 63 lives since January. Of the 63 deaths, 25 were in one nursing home in Washington state.

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After finding bare shelves at multiple grocery stores, the Sagittarius took to Twitter.com to beg for a loaf of bread for his wife Cardi B and their 1-year-old daughter Kulture.

"Who got bread for sale????? Can't find shit," he tweeted.

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Young people are virtually ignoring the advise of the CDC to maintain social distancing of 3 feet to prevent the spread of the virus. Nightclubs and bars in Atlanta and Boston were packed over the weekend.

But even doctors and nurses are questioning America's overreaction to the virus that causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy people.

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The common flu virus has killed over 30,000 Americans since October 2019. The death toll was 20,000 last month. That means 10,000 people lost their lives to the flu in just one month.

Yet those statistics are ignored while there is pandemonium in the grocery store aisles over the C-virus.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering closing roads and setting a curfew after shutting down clubs and bars over the weekend.

The news comes after the mayor denied he was shutting the city down following the reported deaths of 2 people in New York state.