So anyone know if this is totally out of context, or has Dr Phil gone the full Lord Farquaad?
Also, I have no idea but apparently his stated number of pool deaths is way wrong. He is said to be overestimating those by a factor of around 100.
Why is he saying one thing on his show and another on Fox? (If he is).
If this is really his opinion, I agree that poverty is terrible (although his figure of 250 deaths per year from poverty sounds way too low?). But the USA is the richest nation on Earth, so I’m hoping that he also suggested on Fox News that in fact, in such a nation surrounded by such wealth, nobody ever needs to die from poverty. A virus is vastly more difficult for a society to cure than making sure people have enough food and shelter for survival.
The thing that gets me is that he is always on about how terrible it is to lose someone to a sudden violent death, or to leave emotions unresolved, and this disease is going to do that to so many people. Unfortunately, you can’t usually be with the person as they die in hospital, and very sadly this is not a slow, gentle death. There are going to be millions left behind massively traumatized by this disease - staying indoors or even losing a job, even being very financially insecure for a few weeks or months (I’ve been there, it’s terrifying) is going to be a very minor trauma to most in society compared to losing a parent or child in a hideously brutal way.
I just don’t get this.