GMB’s Dr Hilary Jones blasts viewer who says Covid-19 is ‘just the flu’

Dr Hilary Jones has been a voice of reason throughout the coronavirus pandemic, educating the nation on the best practices to avoid Covid.

However, the ITV doc lost his temper on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, as he scolded a viewer over their views on the deadly virus.

Piers Morgan read out a message from a viewer, who suggested coronavirus was like the "flu" – prompting a firm shut down from Dr Hilary.

Reading out the letter, which was from a viewer named Peter, Piers said: "''Give it up Piers. Covid's just as bad as the flu. Stop whining in a high pitched voice like a seven year old girl.

"Hundreds of people die from the flu, these aren't reported. Just ask Dr Hilary.'"

Piers responded: "You know something? My understanding, Dr Hilary, is that more people died this week from Covid-19 in reported numbers than have died in the entire year from flu."

Dr Hilary rushed to agree with him, firmly putting the viewer in their place as he explained that flu figures were down dramatically this year.

He fumed: "Is this man for real?

"Is this man really serious thinking that flu is killing 500 people a day? There's hardly any flu this season and it wouldn't kill anything like that in a bad flu season.

"This Covid-19 virus is about 25 times more lethal than flu for anybody."

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