It was an off the cuff definition, the best I thought of in that moment without looking it up. Apparently should have copied and pasted from a dictionary, my bad... I do not resist or disagree with the official definition you posted at all, in fact I think that accurately describes what we are witnessing during this situation. I understand difference between precaution and panic, and most people seem panicked because of this, according to official definition, and imo not based on the reality but rather media hype intentionally manufacturing the panic. If not for media coverage, how many of us would even be aware of it?
Symptoms in some may be far worse than flu, mortality rate does not appear to be so, however many catching it are having very mild to no symptoms at all... symptoms seem to vary widely between ppl, and it seems near impossible to verify what ppl are contracting due to inaccurate testing methods.
Yes quarantines do separate ppl and thus diminish transmission but there are not quarantines pushed for a host of other ‘pandemics’ like the flu every winter. N95 Masks may help but can’t stop the virus particles themselves. Social distancing on the other hand quite frankly seems nonsensical. If it can be spread in the air, 6 ft won’t stop it, and if only through contact then avoiding human contact should do the trick.
To each their own, I am not concerned over this personally, but those who are can self isolate. Just seems to be a state of panic when everyone is taking what would ordinarily be seen as extreme measures for what appears to be an ordinary virus blown way out of proportion and context. Maybe in some cases not so ordinary, almost as if there are multiple strains of the thing going around.
I have hardly watched or read the news except for independent outlets, never even visited brietbart during this whole ordeal, and I am well aware the msm is more interested in pushing fear, hence my pushback against this msm-induced fear and panic. I certainly never conflated taking steps to learn more with panic, at least that was not my intention, as I would encourage everyone to research this from all angles, as there are many, just not approaching it from a state of fear.