Fox News has been interviewing doctors this week who are downplaying the numbers of skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 (3 million) and coronavirus deaths (131,000), a tactic that Fox News also tried in April (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
Media Matters reports that “studies then and now have found that the COVID-19 death toll is actually being under-reported, and there continue to be incidents of under-reporting across the country, none of which was mentioned on Fox News.”
Dr. Scott Atlas — who is not an epidemiologist (studies diseases) — told Fox News on July 6 that people should not focus on the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Atlas — who works for the pro-corporate Hoover Institute — said because “it doesn’t really matter how many cases” of Covid-19 there are because people under 70 are dying at 0.04 percent and there has been a decrease in death rates (not death numbers):
It doesn’t matter if you get the illness if you’re going to fully recover and be fine from it.
Dr. Marc Siegel — who is not an epidemiologist (studies diseases) — told “Fox & Friends” on July 7 that he agreed with the talking point put forth by Atlas that we should stop focusing on the number of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and deaths, and added that “3.9% of all the deaths are under age 44.”