On a recent episode of “The Jimmy Dore Show,” comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore called out Dr. John Torres, medical correspondent for NBC News, for overplaying COVID’s risk to children.
On a recent episode of “The Jimmy Dore Show,” comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore accused Dr. John Torres, medical correspondent for NBC News, for overplaying COVID’s risk to children and reporting incorrect statistics.
“This is a story about how money influences corporate news,” Dore said, before playing a compilation video of Pfizer sponsoring newscasts on CNN, NBC, CBS, Good Morning America, ABC News, MSNBC and 60 Minutes.
Dore played a clip of Torres on NBC’s Today show explaining why parents should vaccinate their children with Pfizer’s vaccine.
Torres recited statistics — including the statement that “there have been 146,000 COVID deaths [among children]” — that aren’t corroborated by any government health agency.
“I don’t know where this guy is getting his information but it’s certainly wrong,” Dore explained.
Dore pointed to an Oct. 8 article in USA TODAY which cited data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing “fewer than 700 children have died of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic.”
“John Torres of NBC just told us 146,000,” Dore said. “Whenever they make an error it always happens to be in the pro-Pfizer direction.”
Dore suggested they “want to scare you to death” so you get your kid the Pfizer shot. “Despite the risk being almost immeasurable, they are trying to tell you that the risk is urgent,” Dore said.
“According to the CDC,” Dore said, citing an article in New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, “the child mortality risk from COVID is actually lower than the flu.”
“But would you know that from watching NBC’s coverage?” asked Dore.