The Media Controls the 'Crisis'

The President, Congress, state governors and epidemiologists may argue about coronavirus policies, but the people driving matters are without constitutional authority or expertise of any kind -- the mainstream media and its social media accelerant.  No matter what the President and his experts want to do, or even his congressional and gubernatorial rivals, the media largely dictates the extent of public cooperation or panic, which is true power. From the get-go, at least in the West, and especially in the United States, the coronavirus pandemic has been more a media event than anything else.  Coronavirus is a serious international public health concern, but the weight of evidence currently suggests that it is also not an unusually dangerous one.  Moreover, it might have been a manageable public health concern had national and international authorities more quickly focused restrictions on China, in particular by limiting international travel.  President Trump...(Read Full Article)
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