Hysteria is contagious

Dear Sir, — Find below a letter I read in the national Press from Dr JC Edwards, of Goostrey. I hope Dr Edwards does not mind me using his letter “Hysteria is contagious”.
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Flu kills thousands a year in Britain, so why are we in terror over a few dozen cases of Coronavirus in a population of 66m?
coronavirus is not smallpox, the black death or a zombie apocalypse. It is akin to the flu, and more than 98% of people who get it will recover. What’s wrong with us? Are we all snowflakes?
Thank goodness that there are still some level-headed people in the medical profession who have some commonsense instead of all the scare mongering that we are hearing from the various types of media.
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Well done, Dr Edwards and if you are a GP and still work in a practice, do you have any vacancies? I would like to register with you because you speak my sort of language. — Yours faithfully,
PAUL BEECH
Congleton.