Media panic stirring up 'baseless fear' and 'influencing political decisions'

Media panic stirring up 'baseless fear' and 'influencing political decisions - 9th July 2020


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Sky News host Paul Murray says the same media organisations which heralded the death of 150,000 people from coronavirus, are now printing “ridiculous headlines” exaggerating the threat of a second wave in NSW.

“This stuff frightens people,” he said.

This stuff frightens our leaders who abdicate responsibility to a chief medical officer who turns around and says … we should think about locking everything down”.

Mr Murray said the official statistics from NSW Health show in the last seven days only three cases were locally acquired, there was one interstate case and 54 cases which were identified among overseas travelers.

“People are nervous but there is no need to panic”.