I will state at the beginning, COVID is very serious. I have a sister who is a nurse and is rabid about masks, hand washing, social distancing but she has always been on the far end of the pendulum swing. I have a SIL that works in the COVID ICU. He and I had a good talk about this. He agrees with me, to a point and my point is that the medical community is in, short of an all out panic, because they do not have a defined medical procedure or process for handing COVID. Many people die from cancer(s) but we have prescribed treatment processes for that so it passes. We have many people die from heart disease but we have treatment processes for that so it too passes. Many people die from diabetes, hyper tension, malaria, measles, small pox, chicken pox, scarlet fever, influenza, H1N1, swine flu, bird flu, SARS, MERSA, AIDS but we have treatment processes for those. Once there is an accepted medical treatment plan for COVID, then all the hype will go away. I predict shortly after the election. People will still die from it but now we have a treatment process so it is what it is. COVID is still serious but we have plan of treatment. The medical community scurries around like cock roaches because they all are experts, with strong opinions and all want to be right. They are shooting at a moving target and need to get their facts before they open their mouths. Then the reporting agencies, federal, state and independent are all massaging the statistics to get the message to fit their narrative, you don't know what or who to believe.
I still want to see a more in depth investigation into how all of this got started and I don't believe it came from a bat in a meat market. And why do all of these weird diseases seem to originate in China? Maybe they should quit eating everything but the squawk, oink, bark or howl and this could stop. As my SIL says, if they would quit eating the pucker hole from every known animal, maybe they wouldn't get sick.
In the meantime, I stay away from people, which isn't that hard for me to do. I subscribe to Linus's (from Peanuts) philosophy, I"I love mankind, it's people I can't stand". So I wear my mask in public to keep the crazies, sister included, from harassing me. I'm afraid I might go cowboy on them and ride them for 8 seconds.