Who benefits from the panic around the new type of Corona virus? The situation is under control, and there is now cause for worrying. In the early 2000s, around 100 billion USD was spent to “contain the spread” of the SARS-Co virus. In 18 years, around 700 people have died from it – just as many who dies from a usual influenza. In this case, the big pharmaceutical companies could profit largely. Why this panic? The answer is the classical: “who benefits from it?”
The apocalyptic coverage of the 2019-nCoV (corona virus) outbreak in China demonstrates how mainstream media outlets and social media platforms shape the audience’s perception of reality. While the Chinese government appears to be employing needed measures to contain the outbreak and prevent the virus spread, the MSM [mainstream media] uses this measures to feed the audience with speculations that this is a signal of the Chinese inability to keep the situation under control.
And unfounded claim, bordering on conspiracy theory. The outlet uses random quotes from social media to build an argument that "mainstream media" cover the coronavirus outbreak in an exaggerated way. See here for other cases related to the coronavirus outbreak.