Hey, America, you don’t look good in panic. Let me see if I can reason with you and get you back off that ledge.
The Wutang Flu is a real thing, but it is something we have met before. We met it — meaning a virus for which we had no vaccine — last in 2009 when the Swine Flu (H1N1 flu) arrived. It, too, was a national emergency.
We ended up with:
60,000,000 people infected,
265,000 hospital stays, and,
Those deaths, like the current situation, were aggregated amongst the elderly and the immune system compromised.
Back in 2009, we did not panic.