When you turn on TV news or read the newspaper you are hit with the rise in cases and deaths which, in my opinion, creates a false narrative. Yes, the cases and deaths are rising, but is that where the focus should be?
Yes, this is an extremely contagious disease and you should follow commonsense practices as shown at both the national level (.gov) and at your state level. But you need to also remember that the death rate is an extremely low 3.6% of the cases. Compare this to other disease. Be concerned, but don’t panic.