CNN features Greta Thunberg in show on Covid-19, sparks debate on social media
By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 15, 2020 1:20:59 pm The live discussion titled “Coronavirus Facts and Fears“ was hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper alongside CNN broadcaster Sanjay Gupta. (Picture credit: Twitter/ New York Post)...
Thunberg was on a panel that featured CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and former Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director Richard Besser, on a show titled “Coronavirus Facts and Fears“ on Thursday. The session was hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, and Gupta.
Former acting CDC director Richard Besser, former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist Greta Thunberg join @AndersonCooper & @DrSanjayGupta for a live #CNNTownHall. Coronavirus – Facts and Fears, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET pic.twitter.com/I4FrXgwaL6
— CNN (@CNN) May 13, 2020
Soon after CNN announced that Thunberg was on the panel, there was backlash on social media.
While many defended Thunberg, arguing that the voice of the youth is important, others fumed over the decision to feature her on a panel discussion with public health experts. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
Greta Thunberg with other Coronavirus experts in CNN’s panel. pic.twitter.com/hHJT4oXMA4
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) May 14, 2020
Expert in crying and theatrically reading public statements made by others I guess.
— JNDM (@jndevis) May 14, 2020
Amazing. Now, she can kill corona by whining like a kid who wants chocolate in the middle of the night.
— आत्मनिर्भर रवि प्रकाश