I would like for there to be no more public announcements of cases , hospitalisation and deaths, unless , other illnesses are reported as well eg cancer , flu , suicide etc . This could then put covid into perspective as so many people are terrified, it’s unfair to treat people like this.

Why the contribution is important

My idea is important because I believe there is going to be an enormous amount of suicides and mental health illnesses if the scaremongering isn’t stopped.

by Kim123 on October 06, 2020 at 05:41PM

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  • Posted by O52O2O October 06, 2020 at 17:58

    It's only scaremongering if it isn't true. We are in the middle of a pandemic. This is an infectious disease and we need to hear the facts so people can judge the risk around them and decide what they are comfortable doing with current infection rates amongst the general public.
  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 06, 2020 at 18:45

    Agree 100%. It is scaremongering of the highest order. They should announce the deaths from all causes as they announce Covid. Last time I checked it was around 20th on the list of causes for deaths.
  • Posted by TJT October 07, 2020 at 08:15

    As with all statistics the context of the numbers and how they are being presented must be made clear or they can seem to say whatever fits the agenda (which does appear to be fearmongering)
  • Posted by JaneM October 07, 2020 at 20:04

    I agree total morbidity and mortality for all conditions should be shared - and the National Clinical Teams estimate on impact of reduced NHS , Social Care and Financial impact on our population should be included.
  • Posted by MooritCheviot October 08, 2020 at 21:05

    I feel a daily briefing can't cover this. But a weekly update should be available easily online, linked to, with causes of death, expected impact on population overall as above comment says. This would also focus older men on losing weight and preventing diabetes.
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