Mike Behr of Niceville writes: “Reporters and editors should reread the article by Art Fleischer in the April 8 Daily News, concerning the obsession of the press with reporting only worst-case predictions and the effect on America’s will to continue the fight against the coronavirus.”

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This was on the front page of the April 11 Northwest Florida Daily News: “In the bedroom communities across the Hudson River in New Jersey, to the east on Long Island and north to Connecticut, officials were recording some of the worst outbreaks in the country, even as public health authorities expressed optimism that the pace of infections appeared to be slowing.”


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Buried in a Local News article on page B2: “During his press conference, DeSantis said the state has ample hospital capacity to treat new patients, with 44% of the state's 67,000 beds free. In addition, 40% of beds in ICU wards were also available, he said.”


Reporters and editors should reread the article by Art Fleischer in the April 8 Daily News, concerning the obsession of the press with reporting only worst-case predictions and the effect on America’s will to continue the fight against the coronavirus.


Mike Behr, Niceville