I'm afraid this is a story that hypes itself. It doesn't need false hype.Just to clarify, mass media is saying many more are dying in Italy due to the virus - which is true, but according to additional reports, many of these deaths are from older folks with underlying problems caused by smoking & such.
The virus is a problem, but take what the media says with a grain of salt, because they have a product to sell, and like any good salesman, some hype will come with the sales pitch.
In an unprecedented move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has done an about-face— advising workers with diminishing supplies to reuse masks, guidance that reverses long-standing practices.
The masks— stored in paper or plastic bags, labeled by name and stored on patients’ tray tables — are taken on and off throughout the day, a process that nurses say risks contamination.
Other supplies, such as hand sanitizer, gowns, gloves and goggles, also are limited and backordered from suppliers. Most are stored under lock and key.
I hope they are smarter than this because if it's "hype" they could be leading us to economic collapse... but take what the media says with a grain of salt, because they have a product to sell, and like any good salesman, some hype will come with the sales pitch.