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Doctor Fact-Checks Media On Coronavirus

March 13, 2020


  • Reply sit on my face girl March 13, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Look if your worried by a full particle mask and some gloves

  • Reply Felix Stahl Kalen March 13, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    share this vid with people

  • Reply efat hasas March 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you so much Dr.mike 🙇🙇🙇

  • Reply Omar Zaifulizan March 13, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    we ned another update

  • Reply Mar23 March 13, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Ty. The media just cares about ratings and fear mongering! 2020 year of fake news .. 🤓

  • Reply Abraham Magana March 13, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    "Mortality rate to date is 2.4% of confirmed cases (there are likely mild cases and other cases not reported)." – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) written by Pasqualoni, Sara Elizabeth at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The publication date of this was on 2020-02-28. It goes on to say that "Mortality rate in Wuhan was 4.9%" and "Mortality rate in other provinces was 0.16%." "Lack of resources cited as a reason for high mortality rates (example that there were only 110 critical care beds in the three designated hospitals where most of the cases were sent)" It explained that "Mainly elderly,more than 80% are elderly over 60 years old, and more than 75% had underlying diseases present such as cardiovascular and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and, in some cases, tumor." And a comparison for other viral infection mortality rates.

    "SARS 9.6%–MERS 34%–Avian Flu 60%–Ebola 90%"

    People might be scared because the lack of measures available to control the impact of the virus right now. It may just pass as a mild cold for me, but I'm going to be a super carrier of the virus while infected and if I talk to my grandparents over 60 or friends with vulnerable immune systems then they are in trouble without measures to control it. The media is inciting fear. But would the American Public listen otherwise? The American Government saw the Italian government struggle with this and they didn't prepare until the disease was already spreading in the USA. As of writing this there are medical professionals going twitter complaining about the mess up with the testing kits and the lack of them. So maybe hyping stuff up is this is the only way to talk to the American public? The resources to get proper information are available. "DHHS has announced progress on vaccine development with human trials expected to begin in 6 weeks" which is nice. There should medications available soon to treat the symptoms. Then my grandma doesn't have to die. Best scenario the vaccine deployment will happen in a few months. Worst scenario the genome of the virus mutates with more symptoms and researchers have to test a new vaccine.

  • Reply WinnerMatt11 March 13, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Doctor Mike,

    Why did you remove your last video?


  • Reply Gary Lupinacci March 13, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    How many do you want to bet that lunatic with a gas mask was a republican? Is there any doubt??

  • Reply Samuel Medina March 13, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I have a question:
    Is it true that no one around the age of 12 has died from it yet unless the have a problem in there immune system? I’m wondering because my school recently had a false alarm because someone had the flu and everyone is freaking out, but I don’t really think it’s a deal for people our age. My main question is what is the youngest you can be and still be safe from the virus.

  • Reply Savanah Johnson March 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you Dr. Mike for keeping it real. I've told many people to watch your videos on COVID 19

  • Reply Pony Little March 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Doctor Mike, please give me three reasons to for my brother not to go to Texas. I beg you.

  • Reply Emma Rose March 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    They just cancelled school for a month in Louisiana bc of the coronavirus 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Reply steph March 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    please update especially on the new york situation 🙁

  • Reply GamerGurl 2.0 March 13, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Panic causes confusion and can cause it to spread faster. Panic isn't helping anyone.

  • Reply Kagan Roy March 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    COVID 19 is a fake virus.




  • Reply ATA 2012 March 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I hate politicizing it but…..MSM did it first so:

    They're trying to raise panic to:
    1) crash the economy and blame Trump

    2) voter suppression
    (gatherings are cancelled, people dont want to leave the house and vote/rally)

    3) cause bad decisions that further the spread of the virus, contributing to #1/#2

    4) capitalize on a new vaccine
    (Heads of CDC are shareholders of pharma companies developing the vaccine; pharma donates back to the CDC)

  • Reply Juls Moreno March 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    You should do a video reacting to covid-19 memes

  • Reply Dustin Provost March 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    The rich (who use the media to keep us enslaved and ignorant): Everything is fine. Go to work. Fulfill your purpose in life, make us money, then die.

  • Reply Cindy Tsunami March 13, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Stupid question but when the swine flu was around, I remembered getting vaccinated for it the same year. How realistic is it that a vaccine will be available within the year?

  • Reply Wolf WaYa March 13, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    This video became viral enough to be covered by other channels. I agree a lot of mistakes and misinformation is spread on how to handle the outbreak. Right now i'm more worried about daily necessities not being available due to people buying far more than they need to live regularly.

  • Reply Dustin Provost March 13, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Oh no not NatGeo… 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    They ARE owned by disney though…

  • Reply Zalgo Master March 13, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    And here in India some guy sell used surgical mask by washing it from the hospital bin 😡

  • Reply squoosetiel March 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I feel like, to some very specific extent, these fearmongering headlines and articles should be banned, or at lest be forced to have disclaimers attaches to them

  • Reply CN Kothari March 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Is corona virus a natural outbreak ?
    Because there are two books
    The eyes of darkness which states about a virus named Wuhan 400
    And a book called end of the days
    Which predicts an outbreak of a pneumonic disease in 2020 and it would disappear suddenly .
    This all was predicted about 40 years ago .
    Is this the truth ?
    And if it is then corona virus seems like a man made bio weapon .
    There is no way that a fantasy can be so accurate.

  • Reply Zoe Grey March 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I have a question: When I make tea with honey to improve my cough or cold and it cools down before I drink it, does it still improves my condition?

  • Reply Maureen Seel March 13, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    I have type 1 diabetes and work in a hospital that will be taking quarantine patients. I am still not stock-piling toilet paper, bleach, milk and bottled water. Calm the hell down!

  • Reply Real Fartz March 13, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I understand that this gentleman is a doter, but to be honest no one is publicly saying what and where this actually came from. Yes we have heard china and possibly a fish market, but no one has stated publicly what was the original cause. For this guy to pretend to be an expert and have all the answers is ludicrous at best. Also talking about we are acting to late or we dont know how to respond to an outbreak really shows how out of the loop you are. There are 8 billion people in the world and over 320 million in the US alone. We have been war gaming these types of scenarios since the 1950s and to think they dont have a plan to save the most important areas for national security is dumb. Fear mongering with dumb back ground music is adding fuel to the fire.

  • Reply Yellow Sellow March 13, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Hey Mike, I'd like to get your thoughts on schools in the UK not shutting down.

  • Reply I’m Truly Fine March 13, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Tell that to my school that shut down, if the coronavirus isn’t a serious as the flu then why don’t schools shut down when people get the flu?

  • Reply treeleaf_375 March 13, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I knew toilet paper was off the shelves because I went to Target yesterday, but I don't know why. If someone could answer this, that'd be great.

  • Reply Henz Sol March 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    I needed a new bottle of plant based household disinfectant because I'm out. So I went to the grocery store this morning to buy a new one. The shelves were empty because people are stocking up on all household cleaners they can buy. They are buying 10 to 20 bottles at a time. Because the store had put a limit of 3 of each kind, per customer, they are buying ones they don't normally use just so they have more. I have to use the kind of disinfectant I normally use, because I have chemical sensitivities. I am out of cleaner, and I only needed one bottle, as my regular purchase that I would normally buy. The entire shelf was empty, so the natural disinfectant that I HAVE TO USE was already purchased by people who don't need it. Now I have no cleaner and I can't even clean my bathroom or my kitty litter tray because stupid people need to hoarde bottles of cleaner!!! WTF!!! Hoarding 20 bottles of household cleaner in your closet so nobody else can use them is not going to be some magical shield against germs. And consider that these are independent living adults, presumably not retarded.
    Now my fucking bathroom is starting to stink because I have no way of cleaning up, not even after my cats and dogs. Thanks, adults. 😣 This is fucking stupid.

  • Reply dosduros March 13, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Almost all of us: Scared of Corona.
    Medical staff: Its my job.
    We listen to: rumor, celebrities, POLITICIANS (since WHEN do people listen to politicinas, seriously) and Internet.

    Not good.

  • Reply ItsMarlyOfficiallyRandom March 13, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Doctor Mike I know you get a lot of comments and emails but can you please help us figure out where it all started?? I thought it started in Wuhan China because there were two people who consumed bats and spread it. Now the Chinese government is saying the U.S. army is the blame. Please can you fact check this?

  • Reply Tanya Elias March 13, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    "That's goop. And by goop, I mean poop"

    My drink just shot of my nose.

  • Reply Kylie Rieger March 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I understand the country is doing everything in their power to create faster tests but I still have one question: what treatment are the patients who tested positive getting? I don’t think there is a “cure” out but what are patients getting to help them recover from this illness?

  • Reply B L March 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Doctor Mike, we need a video! We are now in a national emergency. We need you to keep us calm yet accurately informed (as best you can)

  • Reply 21jrmessi ! March 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    This is why Liverpool should win the Premier….oh wait 😬

  • Reply Koala Comptroller March 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Doc, any chance of finding a Psychologist, Sociologist, and Anthropologist and really dig into what causes folk to panic buy toilet paper? To what end are these people preparing!? Food – Makes sense. Hand sanitizer – I get it. If lavatory-based hygiene is of tremendous concern… Buy a bidet.

  • Reply Whatever Man March 13, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    K but can we appreciate how hot he is

  • Reply Disney Boy March 13, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Plus people are making it sould like Disney's going bankrupt. Hello they have survived crisis's before. Plus the carola virus is the reason the movies aren't doing too well.

  • Reply Kyarie arie March 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    People's reaction is what's scary; there's no food, water, toilet paper, etc. at my local grocery stores in Utah, an area where there are only 3 cases and are people that have been quarantined from cruises. Also, companies like Amazon charging huge amounts to profit so much off of this is just disgusting.

  • Reply Julissa B. March 13, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Well if the Coronavirus is “being contained,” Dr. Mike, then why is it spreading everywhere!!?? It’s already in Austin.

  • Reply Gerald O'Steen March 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Hand sanitizer is too expensive anyway. Just lick the bottle and go pick it up when they throw it out. It's the best price!

  • Reply Chris Sanchez March 13, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Bro I appreciate the video,but these assholes dont care about anyone that doesnt have money

  • Reply lysang con g March 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    The situation in Spain is CRAZY… 😥 Similar to Italy a few weeks ago but with more infections…

  • Reply Danielle Delahunty March 13, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    What are your thoughts on school closings? Should we be closing schools and putting people out of work? Is it a warranted precaution?

  • Reply Laura-Lee Gillion March 13, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    So it was confirmed today that my graduation was suspended because of the virus. However, there are only 24 cases currently confirmed in my country, and 1 to our knowledge in my province where my uni is. And none is of local transmission. I felt that was unnecessary and media has to blame for dramatising the virus…cause it’s not like they suspended campus in general? I’m I wrong Dr Mike? Were they warranted to make this decision?

  • Reply Sam Cortez March 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    With the way people are freaking out now is the time to admit Aliens are real. 😂😂😂

  • Reply Zubair Zulhaj March 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Quarter pound Garlic, ginger and shaved tumeric everyday twice with green tea = Super anti corona man

  • Reply dibaby1970 March 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    When will they be able to test people coming in with symptoms? The sooner we have real numbers, even those with more mild symptoms the sooner this ridiculous overreaction will end!

  • Reply Lady Shecone March 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    National security, Mike we need you to help us calm down, do we panic now??

  • Reply Chelsia Roberto March 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Doctor Mike
    I'm currently living in Portugal and now the government decided to suspend all the activities till April, I would like to know what is your opinion about that, because things are getting worse and I'm scared that more people will be infected by the time the activities come! back!

  • Reply kazkas kazkur March 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I'm truly grateful for Dr. Mike's videos, cuz at this point, everyone in my country is SERIOUSLY panicking, and I don't even know what to do, but hearing REAL information for sure helps and calms me a bit

  • Reply Emma Laterza March 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Hi. I'm an Italian Medical student. I just want to tell the Americans citizens that you are goin through the same stages that we went through:
    1) saying that Coronavirus is less than a flu
    2) saying that you will have just mild cases and nothing more
    3) saying that the Media are exaggerating the problem
    4) saying that we can't stop the economy and businesses.
    5) saying that there is no need to modify our lifes and close our cities

    Now here the infection had spread. We closed all our shooles, shops, movies, bars, restaurants etc. WE CAN'T LEAVE OUR HOUSES, unless is for grocery shopping or medical appoinment or for work. Whoever can work from home, has to do it. Our Goverment just set a fund of 25 billion euros to help businesses when the crisis is over. Our hospitals are overwhelmed with emergencies, the ICU are full and doctors started deciding who they can admit and who not to treat.
    If you don't start taking the problem seriously, the same thing will happen in the US.
    The only successful measure to stop the virus is the lockdown. So just do it.
    I'm here for any clarification.

  • Reply Sir Rj Hill March 13, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    The media exaggerates about everything

  • Reply Tinker Bell March 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you for the useful info Dr. Mike!!! Much needed because I’ve been reading lots of fake news about Covid-19 in socmed. It’s alarming. However, watching your video calms me.

  • Reply Destiny Cook March 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I appreciate Dr. Mike for giving a responsible explanation for all this craziness

  • Reply OneTyler March 13, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    I have a question doc… Are people like me with asthma at risk? My doctor recommended me to stay "quarenteened" till further notice

  • Reply Mr Pipes March 13, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    My school is shutting down for coronavirus and there has only been one confirmed case in my region. I dont have a problem with it, but I feel like it is fueled by the media planting images of a world ending pandemic into gullible minds. I live in a very uneducated and rural area, so I was expecting some extreme overreactions but this takes it to the max. The CDC has said that a vaccine is a long ways away. Please help I dont wanna be in school until I'm 30.

  • Reply arkar toot March 13, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Doctor Mike, you are true stress reliever indeed. Thank you doc

  • Reply Nikedylan 2 March 13, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Pennsylvania closed all schools for 2 weeks

  • Reply suzanna Suzanna March 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Dr Mike.. your seriously hot 😍

  • Reply C C March 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm

  • Reply Mr Pipes March 13, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    My dad has to have a spine correction surgery and it's being postponed for a month because of people buying out medical supplies. He is in extreme pain and the media is causing him to have to endure it for much longer than neccessary

  • Reply Justina March 13, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Applause This was a much needed message. Seriously.

  • Reply Mikkel Adamsen March 13, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Why did it take a football manager to come and make the most rational statement? Because he's Jurgen Klopp and a manager from Liverpool. Simple.

  • Reply ThE UnColOuRfUl mEmE March 13, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Who else came here because of markiplier?

  • Reply Anne March 13, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Aaaaaand there we are, we are on lock down in Norway for a couple of weeks to see if it will help prevent the virus from spreading as quickly as it has up until now. People are panicking and food and other necessary things are almost gone from the shelves. THAT is a scary situation.

  • Reply Snowqube March 13, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I'm shocked, it's funny how me, a 17-year-old nerd knows more about this than congressmen lol.

  • Reply Subscribe to me For endless cookies March 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    We just found out that our school will be shut down for a month✌🏻

  • Reply Andrew Hutson March 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    We need another one again

  • Reply Aidan4thewin March 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    When is this supposed to peak in the US

  • Reply SmolLee March 13, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Every single school in va has closed for two weeks, which is a good thing but still. I do however don’t like how everyone eyeballs everyone else when someone coughs or sneezes. I know for a fact that I have seasonal allergies. They’ve just started to arise due to the change in weather. Last week is was in the 40s, now it’s in the mid 70s, so yes, my allergies are beginning to act up. It’s not fun, but I personally have yet to come into contact with anyone that possibly has it. It is a scary thing, but I know I’m fine. I just truly wish the panic would stop. I hate getting looks from people when I cough or blow my nose.

  • Reply Dark Abyss March 13, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    'if anyone was going to get coronavirus it's going to be Congress.'
    Me: Good 😂

  • Reply Roblox2009 OG March 13, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Do antivirus pills genuinely prevent or 'contain' the virus?

  • Reply Dina Hendrix March 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Doctor mike I like you and all but not going to you for advice on this subject

  • Reply Starla Croft March 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Dr mike what should i look for and do for my baby he is immuno compromised and im not sure whats going on im in al and he is sick now with a fever

  • Reply What Is Theis? March 13, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I have a website, I put your video on my article as well as some funny stuff to comfort peeps!

  • Reply Kaden Kubicz March 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I'm here from Markaplyer

  • Reply steve mccann March 13, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Sir, I think you dropped your crown.

  • Reply Marie ᶘ oᴥoᶅ March 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    In Serbia you can't even get tested properly

  • Reply Chad Pulaloma March 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Wait Wait, did you just say take off the protective mask? 🤔

  • Reply FARIDA RAHMANY March 13, 2020 at 9:19 pm


  • Reply Chad Pulaloma March 13, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Rationale Speech, Take off your protective mask.😂

  • Reply Lisa Ferguson March 13, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Would love your take on what's happening here in the UK in regards to herd immunity is supported by the science? No one here knows where this "science" information has come from.

  • Reply Abby Greenstreet March 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Could you please please please do a video on how love can physically cause you pain. Or at least something in that realm

  • Reply Patricia Garcia March 13, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    How safe is to travel? Airports? Airplanes?

  • Reply michele horne March 13, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I agree with everything he had said.. People are going nuts…why??? Get a grip..

  • Reply Jasmine Pobre March 13, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    “That’s Goop and when I say Goop… I mean Poop” 👏🏼

  • Reply Aussie Blue March 13, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    DOCTOR MIKE?!?! WHERE R U?? Haha I am a little concerned 😧

  • Reply Kain59242 March 13, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    We need M4A.

  • Reply Radioli March 13, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I'm here from Markiplier.

  • Reply Carlos Zerpa March 13, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Hey dr Mike, is it true that the virus doesn't survive the heat? Should we be drinking hot beverages?

  • Reply James Thorne March 13, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    The TRUTH about the CORONA VIRUS Powerful jre #1439 . A interview with one of the leading experts on virus and bacteria

  • Reply Bob Sacamano March 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    We'll, it's getting easier to spot liberals now. They're the ones wearing surgical masks 😷

  • Reply Rosa O March 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Updated us please.

  • Reply iTBeats March 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    The people who disliked are wearing gas masks.

  • Reply T Vanna23 March 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I feel like you're the only person we can trust right now haha

  • Reply armadillo platypus March 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    It would be a wonderful virus if it just killed the elitist zionists.

  • Reply Unwanted Commentary March 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    LMAO who is looking to lawmakers for accurate information in 2020?

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