Child Psychiatrist: Coronavirus Fears Not Based on Reality, Is Child Abuse

Dr. Mark McDonald, a practising child and adolescent psychiatrist in West Los Angeles, spoke at Monday’s “White Coat Summit” in the nation’s capital and pointed out that the fears exhibited by many parents over the Chinese coronavirus are “not based on reality.”

“The fear is real, but it’s not based on reality,” McDonald said, explaining that he has tried to provide facts, data, statistics, and information to patients and their parents for months.