Are you panicking? Are you semi-concerned? Are you not concerned at all?
As for me, I think I am all of the above at different times of the day. I truly do not know if this Coronavirus (Covid-19) is being blown out of proportion or not. I watched as it ravaged China. I’m watching as it’s ravaging Italy, I am watching it slowly spread in the United States and I am keeping up with all the governments press briefings, the CDC etc.
At the same time though I am confused as to why they are saying it’s worse than Influenza. Here in the United States in 2020 alone so far we have had a sixty five percent higher number of cases than last year, eighty seven thousand people have been hospitalized and forty eight hundred people have died. Those numbers are this year alone. I think we have seen numbers like this for Coronaviru world wide so far.
It seems to also have the same symptoms as influenza, the secondary infections like pneumonia are what lead to death in both influenza and coronavirus. So why is one worse than the other? Where is all the government and media panic about influenza? There isn’t any and I think that may be because we have all, world wide become so desensatized to the flu.
On the flip side of that I am concerned for my husband and my loved ones up in New Jersey about this coronavirus but I don’t know if my fear is because the fear of this new virus has been so hyped up by the media and governments around the world or there is real reason to be afraid..
What are your thoughts?