Not in Media: MERS Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and UAE

Not in Media: MERS Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and UAE

Big oil means immunity against negative publicity in American media. Cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia are an example.

Last month, a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, reported an outbreak of MERS affecting ten people. Few to no mainstream media, particularly in United States, published stories on the outbreak—something unusual in health realm as media aggressively covers even mild infectious diseases that are not so deadly.

Later, on April 24th, Outbreak News Today reported two cases of MERS in United Arab Emirates (UAE) one of which resulted in the death of a 31-year-old patient while his roommate caught the infection and was under treatment and observation in isolation.

While most of the mainstream media in America and abroad have been busy in propaganda against President Trump and US government, news of grave concern as MERS outbreaks have been tucked under the rug, showing the deep-rooted wrong in media outlets.

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