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Dr. Phil Is Getting Lots of Backlash for His Controversial Comments on Coronavirus

Dr. Phil Is Getting Lots of Backlash for His Controversial Comments on Coronavirus

Dr. Phil is losing a lot of fans right now due to his controversial opinion on how the nation should be tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The 69-year-old TV doctor went on Fox News on Thursday night (April 16) and expressed that he’s not supportive of the country being shut down because of the pandemic.

Dr. Phil thinks that the quarantine situation will cause “more death across time than the actual virus will itself.”

“250 people a year die from poverty, and the poverty line is getting such that more and more people are going to fall below that because the economy is crashing around us. And they’re doing that because people are dying from the coronavirus, I get that,” he continued. “But look, the fact of the matter is, we have people dying, 45,000 people a year die from automobile accidents, 480,000 from cigarettes, 360,000 a year from swimming pools, we don’t shut the country down for that. But yet we’re doing it for this? And the fall out is going to last for years because people’s lives are being destroyed.”

Dr. Phil is getting a lot of backlash on social media for suggesting that deaths from the coronavirus are comparable to these other things.

Dr. Oz is also facing backlash right now for suggesting that schools should reopen because there’s “only” a 2% mortality rate with the virus.

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