Part of the issue is that there is as much wrong or bad information as their is good information out there. The press reports part of the story not the entire story, they do leave out key points. Then you have doctors who won't even agree with each other. But the #1 issue is hysteria which is being caused by people all around. There have been some doctors in stories and TV saying canceling events and all that will not stop the virus from growing unless other measures are taken.
Vast majority of people who have caught Corona Virus and died had other underlining health issues. Corona Virus has been around for several years hell, the clorex wipes that we bought last year at Costco, the first thing it lists as killing 99% of is Coronavirus. This might be a different strain but this disease is not anything new. People in this country started to panic when a few clusters came up and unforuately people passed because many of them had other health conditions. The truth is many people in this country would rather panic first then take a step back and think for a minute. This virus has been around and will be around for a long time just like many viruses are. They are working and testing a vaccine right now for the disease. There was this doctor I think on CNN, who was saying the press isn't helping matters but people really need to understand this disease. Its not instant death like some are saying but it is also nothing to wave off. There are also people that have been tested for this virus because of their prolonged exposure to someone who has it, and they never show any symptoms at all either.
The suspensions of sports, events, and such is leading to more hysteria among the population instead of trying to educate the population about the virus. As more people are tested and more tests are performed the number of those infected is going to go up, but that isn't something to have hysteria either. In Italy and Germany there were talking about the peak might be in April for some reason,
There is a lot of information out there from what they already know and stuff they are started to find out now as well. One doctor has said when the quarentine is let up in China there will be another outbreak in China.