What is the truth about coronavirus?
In a previous post, I stated:” Frankly, I am thankful the newscasters are making money spreading fear right now.”
That is because fear has a positive value. However, there is a difference between wise vs. foolish use of fear.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to question what news is based on truth vs. what news is hype being used to profit from the emotion of fear.
Merriam Webster Definitions
Truth – that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
Hype verb Hype –
2: PUBLICITY especially:promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind all the hype before the boxing match
2: to promote or publicize extravagantly hyping this fall’s TV lineup
The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. (Proverb 14:15 NIV)
Gils Bible Commentary Excerpts
The simple believeth every word, everything that is said to him every story that is told him, and every promise that is made him; and so is easily imposed upon,
and that it is circumspect and wise; and such a man may be truly said to be a “prudent” man:
What’s My Point?
News can be used for wise or foolish purposes. The difference between a wise *not simple minded,) or a foolish (simple minded) persons.
In my previous post I explained that Fidel Castro was wise to make use of quarantine powers to lessen the risk and consequences of HIV/AID. Whereas, the USA politicians decided not to quarantine and the result was many more deaths and spread of the disease occurred in the USA compared to Cuba.
In other words, we need truthful information to make wise discernment of the risks of coronavirus. Also, we should be wise rather than become emotional to recognize when foolish hype being used by people interested in profiting on fear and emotion as selling points;
Professional unscrupulous stock traders understand that if they sell stocks when the values are high and then buy them back when the values are low, they can profit. Sometimes spreading fear to the simple emotional stock holders even if they personal do not do the spreading of fear being spread in the news.
Politicians can profit and win elections if the present coronavirus becomes an epidemic so they can blame other politicians of being incompetent.
Produces and sellers of products can claim their products will protect or cure coronavirus. A lot of marijuana products are being hyped right now because they are not tested and proven effective by law.
In My Opinion
I read the present CDC literature a viable for anyone interested to discern the truth.
Frankly, there are much higher risks of death from drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, common flu, and a host of other STD diseases that coronavirus for normal healthy people should be concerned about.
At my age, if coronavirus becomes more prevalent, I will self-quarantine myself. And if my children were very young, I would keep them home from school.
And if I want to make money on the stock market and have available dollars to risk on Companies that have proven staple products and healthy cash reserves, now might be a good time to buy.
And as for politicians, regardless of political party, tell me what you intend to would do if you were in office now instead of hyping the coronavirus to win the election so us voters, wise or simple minded can base our votes on your plans rather than your hype.
Read the Source Links below.
If after reading the CDC information, are you more or less fearful about coronavirus.
And if fearful, are your fears based on, that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality?
As for the stock market, is now a good time to buy or sell based on your risk’s tolerances?