One: People are easy to control.
Have a big scare and tell people to go home and stay inside.
Shut down businesses–scare people further by cutting off their income.
Wear masks. (For there is a big bad terrible, deadly, invisible something out there to get you.)
Make sure the media uses the adjective “Deadly” in front of every usage of the word “virus.” That will keep it in the forefront of people’s minds.
Keep “Social Distance.”
That way we can’t assemble as people, for someone might breathe on us. A caugh? Oh God.
We can’t even have a mob, for heaven’s sake.
(I heard from a viruologist–don’t know who–that while this virus is highly contagious, it is not highly deadly.–people die from a flu every year.)