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He believes the TV networks, with droves of people stuck at home and looking for helpful information, have instead cranked up the fear factor.
“It’s all drama and hype. Everybody has become a drama queen from the top down.”
We kept the able-bodied and least vulnerable cooped up at home, in his view, while failing shamefully in our duty to protect the most vulnerable: residents of long-term care homes where the bulk of COVID-19 deaths have taken place.
It speaks volumes, said Morgan, that a number of governments in Asia, especially Taiwan and South Korea, have kept their economies rolling while holding the pandemic at bay. Taiwan, as of earlier this week, had suffered a mere seven deaths. Little wonder the Asia Times, in a two-part series last week, crowed that Asia was back to work while America struggles to regain its footing in what looks like “a historic tipping point” tilting the future toward Asia. Sounding a mite triumphal, it credited an Asian population that is, “much larger, more disciplined, better educated and better organized than the American population.”