“…Are we battling an unprecedented pandemic or panicking at a computer-generated mirage?”
Truth? Probably both, but as time goes on the battle seems obviously geared towards fighting hype-generated fear.
“…epidemics medically end when disease incidence and death rates plummet as herd immunity is achieved through either mass infection or mass vaccination. On the other hand, epidemics socially end when people grow tired of panic mode and learn to live with a disease.“