BBC: Informing or scaring?

Here is a comparison of news headlines from the past week in 2020 and the headlines from a time in 2018 when mortality rates were peaking due to a bad flu season.

Make up your own mind. Do the headlines reflect the gravity of the situations in an equivalent way …

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Italian experience indicates how emotional over-reaction to COVID-19 can be deadly.

Events in Italy, where emotionally driven over-reactions to events have caused more additional deaths, may reflect a bigger global pattern, where reason has lost to hysteria.

Good article drawing upon Italian experience and explaining, among other things, how emotional overreaction to circumstances can be deadly.

"The decision to transfer patients …

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