Dr. Oz Claims ‘Worry and Panic’ Could Be Worse Than Coronavirus As U.S. Deaths Pass 1,000

Dr. Oz Claims ‘Worry and Panic’ Could Be Worse Than Coronavirus As U.S. Deaths Pass 1,000

Dr. Mehmet Oz claimed on Thursday that ‘worry and panic’ about Covid-19 could end up being worse than the virus itself. Oz appeared on Fox & Friends where he’s been a frequent guest throughout the global pandemic. The timing of his comments were particularly unfortunate as U.S. deaths from the disease passed the 1,000 mark.

The Fox News hosts asked Oz about people who may be feeling anxious during the current crisis.

“Oftentimes they think they have Coronavirus because they are so anxious about it. Every small little symptoms, you know, they don’t quite smell as well this morning as they did yesterday,” he said.

“They think they have it. A little cough and little belly ache.”

“I don’t want to downplay these issues because they may have Coronavirus because it’s often mild symptoms,” he said.

“Panic attack is devastating, it’s not just in your head. The whole body. The rapid palpitations, the sweating, feeling like the world is closing in around you.”

“These symptoms can cause all kinds of detrimental effects, which is why a lot of doctors are feeling that the worry and panic about Coronavirus is going to be worse than the actual Coronavirus for them,” Oz claimed.

Oz’s remarkable claim that panic about Covid-19 could be worse than the effects of the disease comes as deaths from the virus reached 1,050 in the U.S. with some 70,000 infections. Global infections are approaching 500,000 and the death toll has already passed 21,000.

Watch the video above, via Fox News.


Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor