Until it’s one of your loved ones that died.
Most things are blown out of proportion, until it hits home. That’s human nature.
People react to things in different ways. I look at the stats and see relatively low mortality rates, my wife looks at our kids and has a mental breakdown out of fear something happens to them.
Statistically speaking, 6k people died so far. 6k people die globally due to lightning. Doesn’t stop anyone from going out in the rain, although people know not to use an umbrella in a thunder storm.
People should take sensible precautions and I do agree fear has gone irrational. However, that’s the society we live in these days. People claim to be adults, yet when something unknown happens they expect the government to magically solve it all, with zero pain and at zero cost to people themselves. Obviously, governments can’t do that but they will be held accountable, rightly or wrongly, for every single death so they go overboard in reactions.
It’s the same with stock markets. They go up and down, yet many stupidly put in their life savings and are now expecting governments to pump in trillions to protect them from their own stupidity.
If people stop acting like children, they stop being treated like children I’d say.