December 31st – The Hill reported on the 30th that Drew Pinsky, a well-known American medical program host, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. A few months ago, the “Dr. Drew” had repeatedly downplayed the severity of the novel coronavirus on the program, even claiming that “the probability of dying from COVID-19 is lower than that of being hit by an asteroid”.
Drew posted a photo of himself lying in bed on the social media “Instagram” on the 29th, confirming that he has contracted the novel coronavirus and is currently resting at home. Later that day, Drew also uploaded a video saying he took a lot of effective drugs.” Covid-19 is not funny and I don’t recommend it.”
He also said that he still “hopes” to test positive for COVID-19 because he has severe symptoms of acute fever. If he is not infected with the novel coronavirus, he has acute lymphocytic leukemia, which he does not want to have.
At least, there are many treatments to fight against COVID-19.
Screenshot of Drew’s apology video
In fact, Dr. Drew repeatedly hinted at the early days of the pandemic that the coronavirus would not be as serious as the flu, and at one point claimed that “the probability of dying from the novel coronavirus is lower than the probability of being hit by an asteroid”.
In April, Drew issued apologizing in response to downplaying the panic caused by the pandemic: “I wish I did it right, but I did it wrong.”
According to Worldometer statistics, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has exceeded 20 million, with a cumulative death toll of 349,817.