Does anyone in the media have a shred of self-respect left? Weather forecasters have to be more accurate than these folks.
Hat tip to The Other McCain with First Russia, Then Ukraine, Now a Virus — ‘The Walls Are Closing In’ on Trump! He notes:
One symptom of mental illness is magical thinking, “the belief that one’s own thoughts, wishes, or desires can influence the external world. . . . People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) engage in a type of magical thinking. . . . People diagnosed with schizophrenia and delusional disorders may also experience bouts of magical thinking.”
What drives the schizophrenic mad is a sense of helplessness, a lack of agency, the feeling that external forces are controlling their lives. In this condition, they resort to child-like fantasies of omnipotence, where they have the power to fulfill their desires simply by wishing the desired outcome into existence.