The media is to blame for COVID hysteria

To the Editor:
The pandemic of the media! The media has fueled fear for two years now. Why do you not report the facts? You are driving people insane.

The studies on the Omicron variant are positive. The hospitalization rate is 80 percent less than Delta which was a 1 percent or less rate. Why do you not report this? This is positive.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Why are we still following these guidelines that do not work?

Why are we recommending vaccines for young healthy people and then recommending they take a third dose with no risk analysis for people under 50? Why do we not focus our efforts on 65 and older?

Why don’t we tell people to get in shape? Obesity is over 80 percent of deaths. Why do we not report that the average death age of the virus is 78? This is all important to talk about.

Why do we still mask kids for eight hours a day? There have been multiple studies that show this has zero effectiveness of slowing the spread, which is proven now with the cases soaring right now.

We all need to make our own risk assessments in life. The government cannot protect you from an airborne virus. We the people need to wake up and make the best decisions for our families and friends.

We need to move on from this. We have treatments. Stop mandating a shot that we know now does not stop you from contacting the virus, spreading the virus, or getting sick from the virus, so why force this on young healthy people?

I am asking people to go live your lives, let our kids learn mask-free. Let us as parents make our own health decisions.

The media is to blame for this hysteria. The media needs to be held accountable for this.

This paper has not published anything positive about the last two years. It is a shame. We need true leaders, people willing to talk about facts not opinions and fear.

Aaron Minnick  


Editor’s note: Since March 2020, The Enterprise has reported weekly on the evolving guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the emergency authorizations by the Food and Drug Administration, data from Albany County and New York State on the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths as well as the infection rates and the cases per 100,000 population, vaccination rates, and more. Readers can use this information to decide on their own course of action.

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