I guess time will tell if this economic impact we're seeing was justified though.
What's the justification you're seeking? Lots of deaths in the U.S.? If that happens, you'll believe the gravity of the virus. If there aren't a lot of deaths (which, heaven forbid we are both on the same side of wishing that), you're going to just think the economic impact was not worth it?
This is all about prevention. I don't have a rational projection because I don't work firsthand with the CDC or WHO, nor am I an epidemiologist. I'm not saying you have to jump into fear, but calling this irrational is misguided. I simply pointed out that the U.S. has different levels of unhealthy citizens and that, among other factors I am not as familiar with, could contribute to even worse statistics than outside of the U.S. You're looking for some sort of mathematical number or projection so you can justify not taking preventative measures - that's your problem.
Dude, CT. Go Bucks, f*** global viruses, and hope you and your family stay healthy throughout this. That's all I've got for you. The rest is speculation and things above my knowledge domain.