Dr. Phil McGraw has clarified his comments after comparing coronavirus deaths to deaths caused by automobile accidents, cigarettes and swimming pools.
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“What I believe, regardless of what I may have come across as saying, is we need widespread testing and continued protection of the high-risk portion of the population,” the TV host, 69, said during a Facebook Live on Friday, April 17. “Last night I said we as a society have chosen to live with certain controllable deadly risk every day, smoking, auto crashes, swimming and, yes, I know that those are not contagious, so probably bad examples.”
The Oklahoma native went on to apologize “if I offended people’s sensibilities” and added, “If you didn’t like my c...