Amanda Holden slammed for giving ‘irresponsible’ Coronavirus advice to fans

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Amanda Holden

by Marianna Manson |
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Amanda Holden has been taking some grief online after dishing out her advice on Twitter on Coronavirus.

Given that she’s not a doctor, Amanda’s advice was unwelcome to some fans who slammed her as “irresponsible”.

"The current mortality rate for the Corona virus is 2% which is roughly equivalent to a common flu virus,” she said in the now deleted post. “The 24 hr incessant mainstream media has a lot to answer for creating such hysteria.

"Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your nose eyes and ears.”

"You are not a scientist or a doctor, equating this to the common flu is beyond irresponsible,” wrote one unimpressed commenter.

Another said, “Really shouldn’t be tweeting this without research."

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"Pretty irresponsible tweet. I'm a medic on the front line,” wrote another commenter, while one more joked, “I've been waiting for clarification from a professional source. Thank you so much Amanda."

According to the official NHS website, “The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low.

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“Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

"Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

“It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live outside the body for very long.”

So far, 15 cases have been diagnoses in the UK, with the two most recent patients contracting the virus while on holidays in Italy and Tenerife.

The virus started in China and has now spread to at least 30 other countries.

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