The debate is still going on. Is the coronavirus as much of a big deal as the media is leading us to believe or it this just an overhyped flu virus?
Project Veritas' James O'Keefe took it upon himself to try and find out by going and getting tested himself in New Rochelle, NY and asked some of the Army National Guards what they're seeing.
Here is how his interactions went:
James O’Keefe: “What about the situation itself. Is it as bad as--the media is
saying? The whole pandemic?”
New York Army National Guardsman: “Oh no. It’s the flu!”
O’Keefe: “That’s all it is?”
Guardsman: “It’s the flu.”
Later, in the conversation, the guardsman made it really seem like it's being overblown.
O’Keefe: And, it’s not as bad as the media is saying, I’m hearing”
Guardsman: “No. I’m in the tents with them. I’m doing all this sh*t.”
O’Keefe: “What are you? Are you guys like Army National Guard or what are you
Guardsman: “Yeah, it’s the Army.”
O’Keefe: “You’re in the Army?”
Guardsman: “Yeah, from New York.”
O'Keefe then speaks to the medical worker who conducts the test and it seems like she was told certain speaking points to address and things to say.
O’Keefe: “Is it as bad as they’re saying, this pandemic? Everyone’s freaking out. Is it bad, is it overblown by the media, what is it like?”
Medical worker: “Is it what?”
O’Keefe: “Is the media accurately reporting or is it as bad as people are saying?”
Medical worker: “No.”
O’Keefe: “It’s not as bad as the—”
Medical worker: “It’s precautionary.”
O’Keefe: “The media is making it out bigger?”
Medical worker: “Yes.”
At this point it is difficult to now what to believe anymore. There seems to be one thing that is certain...people are getting sick and people are dying. I think we should continue to play it safe and stay home right now because honestly, what else do you really NEED to do? You can't work because the government has put an end to that for now for most people.