Toilet Paper, Soap, Hand Sanitizer Shortages?
CNN Labels Coronavirus a Pandemic?
Cristal M Clark
In looking at social media everyone is having a good time with the soap, hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortages pointing out quite eloquently that toilet paper is not amongst the items people need to stockpile, nor is hand soap or hand sanitizer to the extent of causing shortages, while the CDC does recommend everyone have about two weeks worth of basic necessities on hand at all times not just during a so called pandemic.
One of the reasons people are freaking out and stockpiling things they really don’t need is all thanks to the mainstream media. They love to deliver as much misinformation as they can but not enough to be labeled negligent.
Chris Cuomo announced tonight in fact that he hopes he gets the virus just to show his viewers it’s not that big of a deal but also in the same breath explained why CNN is labeling the virus a “pandemic.” That’s right, an attempt at playing the part of a martyr while also being a fear monger.
Mainstream media will bring experts on and ask these pointed questions that the expert can really only speculate upon in his/her answer but the mainstream media will direct the Q&A in such a way that the information conflicts with common sense, not to mention that they steer the reporting into certain directions.
Which is one of the biggest reasons we are seeing these shortages and the panic purchasing. Misinformation, fear of the unknown, and just plain old not knowing what will happen, could happen much less not knowing what to do or even what to expect. We are being fed mass amounts of conflicting information, misinformation, and a lack of honest information.
Last time I checked, the mainstream media should stop playing the part of fortune teller.
One of the other reasons is that people want to feel in control with a situation we cannot possibly control or predict currently and panic purchases give people the sense of some control.
The reality is we don’t need to rush the market and buy them out of anything, with all of the delivery services we have these days in most major cities, one can get what they need, when they need it delivered to one’s doorstep without even having to open the door. That includes groceries and toiletries.
The worst thing anyone can do is pay much mind to the mainstream media, especially CNN right now. I like CNN most of the time but now they need to simply STFU about the coronavirus and stop causing fear and labeling it trying to get the public ready.
Cristal M Clark