I keep wondering why people don’t take all viruses as seriously as covid-19. We (the public in general) treat the many influenza, pneumonia, and cold viruses, and other bio-organisms, as they are mere annoyances. They are very dangerous to the elderly or people with other conditions. People would be appalled if the media gave a daily death count concerning these. Covid-19 is scary because it’s new, not because it’s introducing a type of threat we’ve never seen before. We need to address covid-19, but be aware of collateral damage. What we do should be rooted in our knowledge of the virus, how it threatens, and who it threatens. Surgical strikes are needed, not a blanket approach that could throw society into chaos that make the past week or two look normal. Then we will see the medical system, and much more, collapse. What will the death toll be then?