Flashback: CNN’s Anderson Cooper told viewers ‘be more concerned about flu’ than coronavirus

Flashback: CNN’s Anderson Cooper told viewers ‘be more concerned about flu’ than coronavirus
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper hoisting a little New Year's cheer, though CNN has precious little to celebrate. (Image via Twitter)

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper appeared to downplay the novel coronavirus on-air March 4, telling viewers that they “should be more concerned about the flu.”

Cooper spoke to CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the novel coronavirus on “Anderson Cooper 360.” During the segment, Cooper told viewers that the flu is deadlier than the novel coronavirus and urged people to be more worried about that.

“Also, again, we have talked about this before, not that the flu has anything to do with the coronavirus, but half of the people in America do not get a flu shot and the flu right now is far deadlier,” according to Cooper. “So if you’re freaked out at all about the coronavirus, you should be more concerned about the flu. And you can actually do something about it and get a flu shot.”

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