Covid19 is much worse than the flu. It kills. Old, young, healthy, rich, poor, etc. It survives on surfaces much longer than most viruses. I'm willing to wait and see if we can start shrinking the infected population in the US. Biggest problem is the lack of respirators needed to,keep the sick alive. We can fix that problem. I agree this sux and maybe it is an over reaction, but given the downside why risk it?