Sure, the flu kills a lot every YEAR, but COVID-19 has already beat that number in TWO MONTHS.
And it did it WITH shutting the country down and social distancing. We NEVER do this with a normal (non-novel) flu.
If we treated COVID like the flu, the deaths would already top 500,000 in the US alone.
Oh, and if you haven't heard by now, COVID is possibly causing KAWASAKI Syndrom-like symptoms in kids, with dozens dead already. Researchers have recently discovered it creates micro-bloodclots, leading to strokes, heart attacks, pneumonia, and a whole host of other issues. Many patients of all ages infected in early January are finding their recovery is taking three or more MONTHs due to this.
Sure, don't live in fear. But don't live in ignorance either.