Quotes from the news wire:
In the last few months, 30 million Americans have been infected with a virus, about 300 to 500 thousand of them so severe they had to be hospitalized, and about 30,000 of them died. It's the influenza virus. We are so culturally numb to' just the flu' that we don't take it seriously despite the numbers. And in contrast, the coronavirus has killed about 3,300 in roughly the same time.