“A dangerous new video game leads players into “Corona World,” where you win points for killing ‘infectious little children’ and other bad guys, who are portrayed as spreaders of coronavirus!” warns Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., a Board Certified psychiatrist who has been helping people cope with coronavirus from the beginning. “This game promotes the false claim that children are to be feared, and gives players 150 points for each child that they crush.”
Video Game Link: http://playcoronaworld.com/
Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a Masters in Public Health, is available for interviews.
“Corona World”, created by German Public Broadcasters ARD and ZDF and played on the Funk portal, “expects to get away with its dangerous messages by claiming that it’s only satire, but most players take it at face value,” cautions Dr. Lieberman. Players embody the character of a nurse who, after a hard day’s work, simply wants to go to the grocery store to buy soap for hand washing and toilet paper. She collects points along the way by crushing all the anti-maskers who get within 6 feet of her: joggers, preppers, party people, neighbors and children – as well as coronavirus clusters, themselves.
“The political message is further illustrated by portraying people in lockdown as the good guys – who look out their window at the fearless nurse conquering the covidiots and coronavirus and clap. But, satire is lost on most who play the game, while encouraging them to be violent towards people who don’t wear masks, or who come too close, or towards ‘infectious little children’. This is deception, since children are least likely to transmit the virus, and fear- mongering when there are already far too many violent attacks.”
About Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H
Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified Beverly Hills psychiatrist and an award-winning and bestselling author. She was trained at NYU-Bellevue and at Anna Freud’s London Clinic. She has served on the Clinical Faculty of UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute for years.
When Dr. Carole isn’t seeing patients or testifying at trials as a forensic psychiatrist/expert witness, she’s working as a three-time, Emmy-honored TV personality who has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, HLN, ET, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more.
Additionally, Dr. Carole hosts two radio shows/podcasts and travels the world speaking about her books, especially her latest book for children (and their parents and teachers), Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My! How to Protect Your Child in a Time of Terror(Troika Publishing).
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