I think the level of fear that this has generated is not proportional to the actual threat. It just seems everyone is grossly overreacting. I shudder to think of the mass hysteria that would occur if a virus that was actually a real global, high-lethality viral threat were to come along.
Cue the inevitable "Prez wants old people to die!" comments.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi