There is growing evidence that the "coronavirus panic," inflamed by advocates of big government and some commentators, is hurting our country. The CDC has warned that fear and anxiety about the virus can be stressful and overwhelming. We are likely to see an increase in depression, drug addiction, domestic violence caused by home confinement, shutting down one-third of our economy, losing over 17 million jobs and the deepest downturn since World War II.

According to Johns Hopkins University, we have passed 22,000 deaths in our country from the virus. The 2017-18 flu season resulted in 60,000 deaths, which is close to the number of estimated deaths from COVID-19 from the model provided by the University of Washington.

On April 13, The Hill reported that .17% of the U.S. population had been infected with the virus.

If we get the virus we have a 98% chance of recovery. For this we shut down our country?

— John Boreen, Rockford