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Media companies have gained a 15% boost in pageviews due to this media frenzy.

However: regardless of the hype, the misinformation, the scare mongering and everything else that's going on, there is a real, on-the-ground issue with our hospital systems being overloaded. I have friends and family working in hospitals and they're very, very stressed and overworked already (and that 'overwork' is at this point often dealing with freaked out, uncooperative and sometimes angry patients. Crazy.)

The % of cases that require treatment may turn out to be really, really low. The absolute numbers, though, are proving to be enough that some hospitals, already over capacity, are now simply unable to cope.

That's what we need to be careful with. If I get hit by a car, or my Dad has a heart attack, or a new baby is in trouble, we need the hospitals to still be able to care for them.

Once we have herd immunity this will be (it seems) a total non-issue.

But yeah: a little less crazy and a little more "shrug OK, let's give it a few weeks then move on" would be much appreciated out there. I wonder, though, how you actually get a calm sensible message to a generation brought up on instant gratification and screamy reality TV. If it's not more shocking than the episode that's just aired then who will pay attention? If the headline is not as alarming as the news item next to it who will click it?

I wish people were more logical. Unfortunately that would make them far less interesting.
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