They fear a coup more than they fear the plague, and that's basically what is in play right now. None of this is a normal response to a medical emergency, and all the pieces are in place to suspend the Constitution for an indefinite period. They're sending out the big guns to sell America on dictatorship, which should give you an idea of where we are heading.
Note that the virus has been here a good month, and there were people warning about this and to take quarantine measures. Trump of course is an idiot so he didn't take those steps, because it would hurt muh business. Now that it has spread too far, we're pretty much fucked. MSM only made this an issue when oil prices tanked and the bottom began to fall out. This isn't about the virus - it's about the economic shell game collapsing, and it has been predicted for some time now.
We knew there were projections of just how bad America was going to get. I've heard horror stories of massive depopulation, from death, migration, and the total freeze of new births (as people will be too impoverished to bring children into the world). We're certainly going to go through a phase of hyperinflation that renders old peoples' social security and pensions worthless. When you know that this is going to happen, the economic bullshit is more of a crisis than the plague.