Dr. Phil Spreads Misinformation & Downplays Impact Coronavirus On Fox News

Television personality Dr. Phil criticized the potential economic fallout from the coronavirus on Thursday, noting that the country does not shut down because of deaths from automobiles, cigarettes or swimming pools.The TV host, whose real name is Phil McGraw, was interviewed by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday.“The economy is crashing around us and they’re doing that because people are dying because of coronavirus,” McGraw said told Ingraham. “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 …

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