I'm not sure over 4,000 people dying already, the risk of it running into millions, and hospitals and funeral homes at serious risk of being overwhelmed is "hype." The media are being assholes about it, but some educated people are already calling it a pandemic. Given that most people get their news online these days, unless you're glued to your TV you have the option to not consume that, but I think it's totally ridiculous to not expect the world to be all over something which has now killed more than SARS and MERS combined. People seem to think this is something that never happens and this is "just the flu", but pandemics are basically a huge part of our history, and the last one was barely over 100 years ago. It's normal for people to be obsessed by something like this. It could have repurcussions that last a very long time, economically and socially.