Yes I know we just entered the crescent phase of the disease in Brazil. Still the hysteria is massive and excessive
Just look at china over 1B patients, and the epidemic is already on the dropping phase while having 4k deaths.
All deaths are bad, but most countries have higher cause of deaths that are preventable yet people don't give a care but with Covid-19 they are fretting.
China has 80K confirmed cases and correct, they contained the epidemic. But they did it with early and decisive measures. Measures which I fail to see in the western world (europe and USA).
China isn't alone with good reactions to the virus, most east asian countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapur, South Korea and Japan reacted early and decisive. The first three have barely any cases. South Korea had a super spreader, patient #31 came in contact with thousands of people and is responsible for the biggest infection cluster. But since then South Korea reduced the number of new infections again. Japan has somewhat success, they didn't really stop the virus, but they avoided so far exponential growth.
But western states seem to fear effects on their economy, if they shut down public life too much. So I see easily the US, France, Spain and Germany all hit > 10K infections soon, Italy already is there and is in a situation in which doctors have to decide who gets a breathing machine and therefore survives. This is not a situation we should ever put doctors into.
So yes, this is bad. It is not hysteria to point out the situation is bad, and it is not hysteria to point out politicians could do more.