How long is this knee-jerk, fear-based “official response” (a.k.a., over-over-reaction) going to continue? “Cases” these days mean nothing more than the common cold and flu. And, news flash, people have been dying of the latter ever since time began. We just never paid attention to the number until now.
Here's a good article on the subject: How the media is misreporting Covid-19's death toll in America:
"Even calling positive tests 'cases' overstates the problem. True cases are active illnesses that need treatment. But by now most people testing positive are asymptomatic or have only mild illness."