Coronavirus may have already moved through our populations in far greater numbers than previously thought and estimated mortality rates are likely wrong by orders of magnitude.
My own view is the virus differs from other other corona type virus' by only a few hundred amino acid pairs. Structurally the virus is the same as the other corona virus'. As such, human ability to create a successful antigen immune response (human immune system gets triggered) is likely no different than human response to other flu's. In other words, coronavirus is a new strain of flu for which humans had no prior immunity and is now acquiring herd immunity. I expect the mortality rate to be no different than SARS, MERS, H1N1 and Influenza A/B have been. And it is beginning to look like that is the case as testing increases and mortality rates are continually adjusted downward. In those previous pandemics, we did not shut down whole economies.
As a society we are ripping ourselves apart economically and scaring the heck out of ourselves needlessly. Yes - older and more at risk people - need to be protected - but that has been true for flu season as well - no different. By focusing on your own actions (wash hands, avoid people who are sneezing/coughing) as well as nutrition specific to your immune system, you will very likely avoid even getting a symptom let alone becoming bed ridden or hospitalized on a ventilator. It will be interesting to learn if as many sick people show up at the hospitals as they expect in the coming weeks. I have a hunch this will not be the case.