I believe it is a direct result of testing so many individuals. Most show no symptoms, a few will get sick, and a very small percentage will die. It's the flu, albeit a bad one. Precautions should be taken just like we've always done in the flu season. That's IMO.
I know I am in the minority here on FC because fear has gripped so many. Have you considered that it may be a political tactic? I'm just sayin'.
Bingo. The virus is real but much of the reaction to it, I believe, is massively political. People die of the flu every year and nobody changes their routine. What do you want to bet things will mysteriously ease up in November.