“Have to be very realistic”: Dr. Sharkawy on COVID-19 pandemic messaging

"Have to be very realistic": Dr. Sharkawy on COVID-19 pandemic messaging 1


CTV News infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy joined the Press Gallery to discuss the death toll of COVID-19 in Canada.

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20 Comments on "“Have to be very realistic”: Dr. Sharkawy on COVID-19 pandemic messaging"

  1. charlotte collins | October 28, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    How many complications btw?

  2. Edgar Bavaloch | October 28, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    I have to go poo.

  3. Realism is the line between panic and complacency. Extremes on either side are as unhealthy as the disease itself.

  4. 10, 000. Out of 37, million … looks like another wave of fear mongering

  5. Sharkawy is hilarious. Back in March he was calling out all the doomsayers for hyping the dangers on this which were minimal and still are but now he’s the glum face of doom and gloom and player the part of the serious and sober “front line” doctor who thinks we’re all going to die. What a total stooge.

  6. 8500 die annually from influenza. 10000 dead by November in the first year of a new influenza-like virus is _not a “pandemic”._ H1N1 (c. 2009) is included in annual influenza statistics; add SARS-CoV-2 to the list and let’s all get on with life.

    “One of the most tragic milestones in Canadian history”…?! 🤮🥴

  7. FAKE

  8. What about the co-morbidities? How many would have died from other illnesses this year?

  9. Blame Mr Tam and WHO

  10. “I don’t think we can sell false hope without credible evidence” That doesn’t stop you from selling false fear without credible evidence.

  11. nothing is consistent across the country

  12. 8900 canadians died of influenza in 2018 in one flu season.

  13. It reached 8600 deaths in early July, we got another 1400 so-called Covid deaths in 4 months. This is a Casedemic.

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