Dr. Drew Apologizes For ‘Comparing Influenza And Coronavirus’: ‘I Got It Wrong’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Dr. Drew Pinsky took to his Twitter to apologize for “comparing influenza and coronavirus” in his early statements and admitted he “got it wrong.”

“My early comments about equating coronavirus with influenza were wrong,” Pinsky shared with his millions of followers. The post was noted by Page Six in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)

“They were incorrect,” he added.”I was part of a chorus that was saying that, and we were wrong. And I want to apologize for that.”(RELATED: Pearl Jam Postpones North American Tour Over Growing Coronavirus Concerns)

It starts at the 1:58 mark in the video.


Pinsky continued, “I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong. What I did not get wrong, was every time I took a position I always said make sure you listen to Dr. [Anthony] Fauci.”

The doctor explained that Fauci, was his “guiding star in the AIDS epidemic and he should be your North Star now.”

“I was wrong about comparing influenza and coronavirus,” Pinsky explained. “I wear a mask outside now. I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. And it’s paying dividends. It is improving– It is flattening the curve. And I’m delighted to be a part of that. I’m glad to be a part of that.”

On Friday, Dr. Drew appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” and said he stands by his statement that the media should be focusing on the “colossal effort” being done by the American people to stop the spread of COVID-19 instead of “whipping up further panic and chaos” with its coronavirus coverage.