The Loose Women star said she is taking a ‘step back’ from her commitments after she was accused of denying Covid’s danger levels.
Denise Welch cries in video: Welch, 62, has spoken out in an emotional update on Instagram and Twitter, to say she “cares so much” about the devastation COVID-19 is having on people’s lives and businesses.
She took to social media last week to point out how the government were ‘trying to frighten’ us over the Covid-19 statistics.
'I will do anything to help balance the fearmongering'@RealDeniseWelch passionately shares her views on the negative impact coronavirus related news is having on the nation's mental health.
— This Morning (@thismorning) September 4, 2020
And after receiving backlash where she said all the virus is is ‘scaremongering’ she took to social media again today. To say she is stepping away from the limelight.
In the video, a tearful Denise began by saying: “OK. I seem to spend most of my days at the moment being quite emotional. And I have been accused of not caring and being a COVID-denier.”
“When in fact, I care so much about the devastation COVID is causing. To the people who have lost their lives directly to COVID. And the people who are losing their lives to COVID.”
She went on to say: “All I have tried to do is find a balance to offset the five months of scaremongering, fear-inducing, morning waking anxiety that is causing illness, mental and physical.”
“And I have just tried to balance, ‘We’re all going to die,’ with, ‘We’re not all going to die.'”
Denise explained further “If a second wave does happen and people are hospitalised. Which does lead to god forbid more deaths, it’s the fact that doctors have told me they now probe the patients rather than putting them all on ventilators. We now have three steroids that are incredibly effective, Dexamethasone, Remdesivir, Hydrocortisone, which are decreasing mortality in many many many severely ill patients.
“So we are at a better standpoint than we were to deal with whatever happens.”
The former Coronation Street star then said people’s mental health has turned into “physical health issues”.
“Thank you for those who have been so supportive and understanding,” she finished.
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