Dr. Mehmet Oz tells Fox & Friends that real threat to humanity is a virus, “not global warming or carbon-based fuels”

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Citation From the March 9, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So, how does this compare with previous outbreaks — like SARS, like swine flu — and how can you protect yourself?

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Joining us now is host of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz. So, Dr. Oz, if we're hearing if you're young and you get it, not a problem. Why is everyone panicking?

DR. MEHMET OZ:  Deep in our psyche there's this fear of viruses. In fact, if you ask all the experts about what's really the threat to humanity, it's not global warming or carbon-based fuels, or you know, terrorism, it's actually a virus that we don't see and don't understand, wiping us out. This is not that virus. But genetically, we're almost hard-wired to fear this. And my argument is, we're a can-do people. As Americans, we've been able to mobilize and take on world wars, cold wars, all kinds of problems. We need strong leadership, and then we need to do what we can do as individuals, in order to buy time for the health care system and for public officials to make us safer. But it's not going to happen if we panic. And that's why I don't like to say, “Don't panic,” or “Stay calm,” because that's not an action step. The action step is, do the things you know that will make you safer, and protect the older members of society who are at risk. Because the guys on the couch here, none of us are going to have a problem. If we were to get this illness, we probably wouldn't have an issue.