Fear Is Contagious and Used to Control You
Governments are using fear to control and manipulate their citizens. That has now been admitted by members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior (SPI-B), a subcommittee that advises the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in the U.K. And they should know, because they advocated for it, and now say it was a regrettable mistake.
Aside from the barrage of bad-news-only data - which, by the way, was heavily manipulated in a variety of ways - fear and anxiety are also generated by keeping you confused. Giving out contradictory recommendations and vague instructions is being done intentionally, to keep you psychologically vulnerable.